As your church begins implementing more technology around the office, during services, and into your groups the issue of what kind of technology policy you should adapt comes up.
A recent post on technology and education has 26 fantastic insights on how to do this well. You should really read their post, and check out a few of our favorites below. Where you read teachers think staff and volunteers, and where you see students read it as members/visitors.
You never can promise 100% safety. For instance, you never would promise a parent that her child would never, ever be in a fight at school. So quit trying to guarantee 100% safety when it comes to technology.
Students and teachers rise to the level of the expectations that you have for them. If you expect the worst, that’s what you’ll get.
If you trust your teachers with the children, you should trust them with the Internet. Addendum: Mistrust of teachers drives away good educators.
Never make a policy you can’t enforce.
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