Homeschooling Wisdom for Screen Time

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Homeschooling Wisdom for Screen Time

In “Homeschooling Wisdom for Screen Time,” Episode, #159, Meredith Curtis honestly shares how the power of the internet took her by surprise as a parent and as it became more emeshed in our daily lives, she needed wisdom! Meredith talks honestly about the damage she has seen from attention span issues to pornography addictions. She has sound insight that must be transmitted to our children so they can participate in making wise choices and become responsible in their screen time usage as adults.





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Show Notes

When I homeschooled my oldest daughter, the internet wasn’t really a big part of our lives. As I homeschooled down the line, the internet became a bigger and bigger aspect of daily life. Soon it was on our phones and even homeschool assignments at co-op involved the internet.

The internet felt like a big monster that was ready to gobble my children up.

Nowhere to Hide from the Internet

Sneaking TV shows online

Things I didn’t want my children to see

Online games, Online gaming


Hanging Out with Television Characters

Psych, Marvel superheroes

We become like those we hang out with—that includes characters on shows and movies

Proverbs 13: 20 says, “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Old TV Shows Worth Watching

Screen Time Impacts Your Attention Span

Limited older more than younger

I wanted the kids to read, draw, paint, create, play music, and play outside. I didn’t want them to waste hours in front of a phone, TV, computer, or tablet.

Never too late.

Created to Be Addictive

Moms on Instagram

Game creators

Old TV Shows Worth Watching

Pornography & Predators

If the internet was a mall with 10,000 stores in it. 9,900 of those stores would be pornographic or sexual in nature. The internet sells sex. It is a haven and stomping ground for sexual predators and sex traffickers.

Sad situations

Researching? Remember Google has a Political Agenda

If anything the last election taught us it’s that Google, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have a political agenda and use it aggressively.

If we want our children to hear both sides of a political or more issue, we need to show them where to look.

Conservative news sites

Creation science sites

Teach Our Children & Teens

  • They need to remember that TV characters they watch often will impact their own character.
  • Screen time will limit their attention span.
  • Social media sites, online games, and almost everything online is designed to be addictive, especially pornography.
  • Predators and sex traffickers prowl online regularly for children, teens, and young adults. They lie about their identity all the time.
  • And, finally, if they are going to research online they need to remember that the search engine Google (and many others) actually have a political agenda that is contrary to the teachings of Scripture.
  • We live in a world where we must use the internet. We can use it safely, but we need to not just protect our children but share these truths and envision them to take part in protecting themselves.

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Unlimited Internet on the Road


Unlimited internet is the spotlight for the exclusive interview with provider Luke Dalien in Episode #145. The replay is a live recording from the Roadschool Moms team on the road. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families,  broadcasts from her location in Las Vegas, NV. Across the country, Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher chimes in from a state park in central Illinois. The OTR duo meet up with another fulltime RVer who offers unlimited data internet packages. Those seeking this holy grail of internet service to power their business, roadschool, or other connective-reliant issues must listen to this podcast!

Expert Luke Dalien Reveals

 He explains thoroughly why campground wi-fi is not enough. Further, he names the carrier with the best coverage. Throughout the broadcast, Luke thoroughly answers all the most asked questions from fulltime families everywhere.
  • What is a grandfathered account?
  • Is the current Verizon plan offering unlimited internet the same service as a grandfathered line?
  • What type of internet is needed to stream movies such as Netflix?
  • Is cable internet feasible on the road?
  • What is the advantage to owning a grandfathered account vs. leasing one?
  • Can Verizon cancel my current unlimited data plan line?
Fulltime Rving families that are new to the road cannot afford to let this podcast sit in download version. Consequently, those dreaming of this lifestyle should research this carefully. Hit the replay and find out how to access the best coverage for true, unlimited data for internet service on the road.

More about Roadschool Moms

Looking for a roadmap for your next learning adventure? Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 140 podcast replays.

Homeschool enrollment is on the rise. More and more families are moving into a home on wheels. As a result, the Roadschool Moms record this broadcast to present resources that meet the challenges of today’s roadschooler. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard.

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MBFLP 112 – Safety on Your New Devices

We can even see it on our website traffic – Christmastime is New Phone Time! A lot of families, especially with teenagers, received new cell phones, tablets, phablets, and laptops recently. Have you talked with your young people about the traps that come with these very useful devices? Do you have a plan to protect your kids from accidental exposure to internet porn? Are you teaching your teens to discern between good and evil – and choose good – when they’re online? This episode we talk about all this and more!


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MBFLP – Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

MBFLP-2014-12-29 Keeping Kids Safe Online

For many families, Christmas is the time they update their smart phones, unwrap a new laptop, or add a phablet to the home network. Once, concerned parents were told, “Keep the computer in the family room and turn the screen where everybody can see it.” That’s not enough to prevent mischief online any more, since more and more of us – and our children – can reach out and touch the Internet from nearly any electronic device in the house. And studies are showing more and more children are being exposed to porn online, younger and younger. What can a parent do? Is a filter or blocking program going to be effective? Or is there a way to teach your kids to be wise and discerning in the wide unfiltered world … which may be as close as your purse or pocket? Join us as Hal talks again with Luke Gilkerson, the Educational Resources Manager for Covenant Eyes, about a way to both protect your kids and train them up for the battle for personal integrity and purity!

The Internet In Real Life – HIRL Episode 28

HIRL_Episode028What are the best tools for technology in your homeschool? Has the internet become any safer for your kids to surf? What precautions should you take to guard your kids from life online?

On this episode of Homeschooling In Real Life, Fletch and Kendra sit down with John Wilkerson from The Wired Homeschool Podcast and Blog to talk about the internet in real life.

John provides a current update and advice about how to use the internet and technology in your home. Fletch and Kendra share their own top-ten uses of technology in their homeschool. Finally, we hear from all of our listeners as they provide shoutouts from around the world to their spouses!

Episode Timeline
John Wilkerson, Part 1
12:10 Fletch and Kendra Top Ten Technology Tools
24:28 John Wilkerson, Part 2
39:55 HIRLer Shoutouts


Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.