Zift partners with churches, ministries and youth group programs to provide digital materials, workshops and seminars to leaders, parents and students alike, on topics such as online safety, social media etiquette, cyberbullying and more.

Digital Safety Resources for Churches, Ministries and Youth Groups

Downloadable In-Depth Guides

Our detailed digital guides are offered on a range of topics from cyberbullying to Snapchat. See our current resources below:

         Online Safety 101: Online Predators & Grooming

         Cyberbullying: A Guidebook for Parents

         YouTube: A Complete Guide for Parents

         Parent’s Guide to Minecraft

         Snapchat: A Guide for Parents

         Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

         Connected Toy Buying Guide for Parents

         Parenting the Digital Generation, Infants & Children

         Parenting the Digital Generation, Tweens

         Parenting the Digital Generation, Teens

Printable Checklists & Contracts

These handy checklists and contracts can be printed out and distributed to congregation members, youth groups, parents and kids.

         Social Media Contract for Tweens & Teens

         Family Media Contract

         First Smartphone Contract

         Cyberbullying Checklist for Kids

         Connected Toy Buying Guide Checklist

         Video Gaming Contract for Kids

         Online Safety Checklist for Families

         Vlogging Contract for Kids

Blog Resources By Topic

Online Safety

Teach kids how to stay safe online with these blog articles.

         Leave Shame Out of the Porn Talk

         The Dangers of Posting Photos of Your Kids Online

         Safe Password Tips Kids Should Know

         How to Talk to Kids About Online Predators

         Why Teens Participate in Sexting

         Caught Your Kids Sexting, Now What?

Popular & Dangerous Apps

Learn which apps are dangerous and inappropriate for kids to be using.

         GroupMe & Other Dangerous Apps Parents Should Know

         Secret Vault Apps That Hide Things on Your Kid’s Phone

         9 Dangerous Messaging Apps Parents Have Never Heard Of

         YouTube’s Family Friendly Content has Some Fatal Flaws

         Why Teen Apps Like Spotafriend Are Concerning

         The NSFW Quiz Game that Teens are Loving     

Social Media Etiquette & Safety

Keeping teenagers safe on social media is easy with these helpful tips.

         How to Keep Kids Safe While Live Streaming

         10 Things Tweens Should Know Before They Post

         9 Ways Teens Can Build a Positive Reputation on LinkedIn

         The Cost of Bad Behavior on Social Media

         7 Things Teens Need to Know About Social Media and Privacy

         How to Help Teens Navigate Social Media

          Social Media Etiquette Rules for Teens

          Why You Should Follow Your Teen on Instagram

          How to Set Boundaries on Your Child’s Social Media Accounts

          How to Navigate Social Media Use With Your Child

Kids & Video Games

Are video games helpful or harmful for kids? Read our blogs for more information.

         Should Parents Let Kids Play Fortnite: Battle Royale?

         Why Kids Love Minecraft (and Why You Should Too)

         5 Stranger Danger Tips for Kids Playing Pokémon Go

         Guidelines for Safe Pokémon Go Play

         The 5 Best Kid Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

         The Benefits & Dangers of Playing Video Games

Screen Time

Screen time is a big concern among parents. Learn more about this topic with these blog articles.

         6 Truths About Teens and Screen Time

         Screen Time May Not Be as Evil as We Think

         Why Silicon Valley CEOs Raise Their Kids Tech Free

         When to Punish and Reward Kids With Screen Time

         Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

         Screen Time is About More Than Just Setting Limits

Mobile Health & Wellness

Stay up to date on mobile health news with these blog articles.

         How to Help Teens with Their Technology Addiction

         The Dangerous New Trend for Teens - JUUL Vaping

         What Smartphones Do to Kid’s Eyes

         Top 10 Fitness Apps to Get Kids Moving

         4 Ways Smartphones are Changing Kids’ Brains

         How to Prevent Alexa from Becoming a Parenting Nightmare

Cyberbullying

Many school kids face real-life bullies and cyberbullies. Check out our resources below for tips that can help.

         6 Steps to Escape Anonymous Cyberbullies

         4 Surprising Characteristics of Kids Who Cyberbully     

         7 Myths About Bullying

         Cyberbullying on Social Media Linked to Teen Depression

         When to Get the School Involved with Cyberbullies

         9 Steps Parents Can Take When Your Child is Cyberbullied

Unplugging Activities for Kids

Unplugging activities can be fun and educational. See some of our favorite crafts here:

         How to Make DIY Emoji Easter Eggs

         Glitter Slime: The Ultimate DIY Activity

         How to Make a DIY Fingerprint Heart Keepsake


Learn About Our Seminars and Workshops

Our in-person seminars and workshops led by Zift team members include the latest research findings about children and technology and provides guidance for avoiding digital pitfalls.

If you would like to have a Zift team member visit your church or youth group, please contact Kristin MacLaughlin at kmaclaughlin@wezift.com.    

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