Infographic on The Hyperconnected Teenager
Here is our weekly infographic. Do you feel over connected today? The reality is that we are. We are living in a hyperconnected culture. Every teenager I work with has a smart phone with multiple social media apps. They are constantly connected. This can be a great thing, but it can also be a disaster. This infographic looks at both sides.
Here are a few things that stood out:
1. The risk of losing face to face communication. I think this is one of the biggest threats today for our culture. Social media is a tool that helps build on the face to face communicate, not replace it. Teens today are replacing relationships for digital ones. They are similar, but face to face communication is critical and crucial in a church/youth group setting.
2. 95% of teen have access to the internet, and 74% have access to internet through a mobile device. Youth pastors need to be navigators of the digital world. Bible schools need to start developing online marking courses for youth pastors to learn professional communicate techniques. We need to be online, and we need to develop a online presence in your community.