How would you like a sensible, balanced book on the internet for you and your family? This slender volume by David Clark and published by Day One fills a real need. It doesn’t just slam the evils of the internet, but shares its good in light of the fact that it is here to stay. His premise is that the internet is a part of our lives that can neither be ignored nor underestimated. It has the potential for such good and for such bad.
I especially enjoyed the chapter that explained what the internet really is, how it started, and how it grew into what it is today. It was particularly enlightening to me, as for some reason, I knew so little about it.
The author did a good job explaining how social media has changed the way we relate to each other. Most revealing was how teenagers look at things now so differently than previous generations because of it. It’s almost redefined what “friend” even means.
As you might expect he has one chapter on pornography, its dangers, the needed filters, and how that it is all about money. He warns that all including children will likely see such images at some point and he gives balanced advise on protecting yourself and your family.
The chapter on “If It’s Free, Then You Are The Product” is eyeopening! I’ve always wondered how the internet was free. This lays out that it makes people money that I am on the internet. This doesn’t make me decide that I must get off the computer, but it helps me be a little less likely to be used.
He gives sound counsel on games and gambling and closes the book with “Five Principles To Learn From” and “Five Principles To Run With”, and for my money they are spot on. As I said before, he is balanced and I recommend this book to individuals and families everywhere.
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Thanks for being a part of the blog tour. I’m excited by David’s book and a number of others that have come out recently exploring more deeply our need for a proper theology/worldview around a Christian use of the internet and related technologies. David’s book is a great first step.
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Yes, it is a big enough issue that we should give it some serious thought!