12 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Social Networking and Middle School Students

Mark Oestreicher, a veteran youthworker and youth ministry guru, has a great article about how to handle social networking with the middle school students we work with.  Here’s the money quote?

A Rule to Live By
Here’s a rule I try to live with as a middle school youth worker: I never want to join the cultural juggernaut rushing young teens into adolescence. I want them to be content being immature for a while longer. I need to continue to be pleasantly surprised by kids who are naïve in the ways of the world. I aspire to be an incarnational youth worker who meets young teens where they are, not an attractional youth worker who posits lies about coolness and growing up.

Read the full article here

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