“Social media is a grave threat to our youth. The psychological engineering done on our youth today should be every parent’s concern. Not only can social media distort your child’s perception of their own reality, but it is a breeding ground of criminal activity. This book delivers invaluable public safety information about online crime and risks in an exciting and accessible manner. Take one second, and imagine a world where criminals had invisibility cloaking. Would that make you a little more hyper-vigilant about stepping outside? The consistency with people subjected to cyber-attacks, is that they all thought it wouldn’t happen to them. In this vast sea of people, what are the chances? Right? No matter how big or small you think you are, it only takes one single click to turn your world upside down. It’s time to unplug.” -J. Webb | Law Enforcement Officer | U.S. Army Veteran
Faith Over Technology:
Critical Insights & Positive Parenting Tips to Prevent Cell Phone
and Social Media Addiction, Reduce Teen Anxiety Levels, Improve …
Dangers of Digital Immersion (All Ages)
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” — Romans 12:2
Does God want me to use social media? Is it ethical for me to use a cell phone app, like Tik Tok, Twitter, or Facebook, that can potentially harm other people?
In this revolutionary follow-up to the parent and law enforcement-acclaimed social media addiction book Delete Me, technology addiction specialist and Christian therapist J.A. Thomas offers the loving parents and grandparents of teens and tweens a powerful new approach to preventing video game overexposure, social media abuse, and cell phone addiction.
In an age where over 50% of the population is addicted to one behavior or another and the average teenager spends 4 hours a day wasting time alone on their cellular devices and struggles to interact IRL (In Real Life) with real, live humans, the power of Christian faith or other religious morality can be a valuable lifeline that individuals, parents and teens can use to set boundaries, reduce anxiety and improve in-person communication skills.
In this potentially life-changing technology addiction book great for all walks of life, you will learn:
- How to use the power of faith in setting boundaries with technology, popular online apps and guide social media usage by teens and tweens.
- How to use your faith in God to answer questions such as: “Is TikTok evil?” and “Should we post about our faith on social media platforms?”
- How to heal your inner child, overcome tech addictions & seasonal depression, foster healthy relationships, reduce anxiety and stress, and nurture your holy spirit.
- How teenagers can let go of toxic relationships with cell phones, video games, and social media apps and turn to positive influences like God, loving families, and strong friendships.
- How to examine your own intersection with technology in ways that will help you re-establish your connection with Jesus Christ.
- Why social media is ruining your kids’ lives… but they are still using it!
By reverse-engineering behavioral addiction, we can negate the negative mental health outcomes of technology abuse and cell phone addiction for good—to improve how we communicate and set boundaries between work and play. Faith Over Technology is the perfect tool to prepare parents and high school students for excelling during another challenging year of peer pressure, social media abuse, and the societal thought control that exists in many schools and colleges!
I really liked the flow of how the author wrote this book in a way for me to really understand the dangers/addiction of social media has on my children and even me. These are things I overlooked that I really haven’t thought of because of the mindless swiping away. This inspired me to get off line and not look for the instant gratification of comments, likes and hearts which didn’t fulfill me.. Not like how God has done for me in myself and my family. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to grow their faith, protect their children and for those who want that confidence back in their family unit. -Amazon Review
About the Author
Free resources available at: DRUGFR33.ORG
J.A. Thomas, MSW, is a crisis intervention counselor, award winning writer, author of The Dinner 4_1 series, and founder of DrugFr33.org . As a computer scientist, former Fortune 500 IT consultant, and clinical mental health researcher & clinician (TBI, BT, VT, PTSD), J.A.’s works feature a distinctive lens on the technology landscape and human-computer interaction. J.A. Thomas holds a bachelors degree from U.C.L.A. and masters degree in social work from Fordham University.
A mental health parity advocate, J.A. Thomas spent over seven years interviewing active duty & retired law enforcement and veterans to inform and shape the narrative and tactical scope of her works. Her books place a focal lens on the intersection of faith and technology. Thomas hosts the nonpartisan late night national podcast program “Unfollow,” which focuses on mental health parity for the digital native and media accountability. Thomas was a platform engineer and business analyst for notable companies such as Sony, Cleopatra Records, Timex, McKesson, United Water, SecureFleet, and ATCC Global.
Thomas has helped expose the deep astroturf network of mass marketing and special interests that influence and control the digital landscape, social media and much of what people consume every day on the Internet. Other books in J.A. Thomas’ portfolio deal with institutions & technology. The Dinner 4_1 and 27 Series explore the dangers of automation and digital immersion in the lovelorn Free Cities of a society decimated and reconfigured by technology corporations and the pharmaceutical industry.
J.A. Thomas’ fictional works belong to the realm of psychological thriller and convey how every act of kindness and cruelty, no matter how small, echo and reverberate throughout time and space.
Be sure to check out J.A. Thomas’ COMPLETE COLLECTION OF BOOKS.