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[16 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

 
Next Session: 7/25 @ 8:30-10PM
Gracepoint Berkeley Church – Alameda
2000 Northloop Drive. Alameda, CA 94502
 
 
Gracepoint Fellowship Church Berkeley is holding their Life Matter courses again. Couple new courses as well as continuation of several popular classes. The media class is unfortunately not available but has been replaced by class that would touch on very similar topics. It’s called “Analyzing Popular Culture”. This class will talk about the content and medium through which popular culture comes to us and shapes our worldview. Media obviously plays a huge part in shaping the way …

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[13 May 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

 
Next Session: 5/16 @ 7:30-9:30PM
Gracepoint Fellowship Church – Alameda
2000 Northloop Drive. Alameda, CA 94502
 
 
New sessions start May 16th. Couple new courses as well as continuation of several popular classes. These courses are free, requires no commitment, and food is provided. Meet friendly people and discuss important matters about life!
 
Several of these courses dive directly into the impact of media on our culture and our worldview. “God in Media” touches about how specific worldviews are underly every film and how to dissect and understand the message. “More than a Face” deals …

News »

[13 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Fisher Price’s iPad Bouncy Seat Controversy

Fisher Price made headlines for introducing its Fisher-Price Ipad Seat. No, it wasn’t lead paint or faulty safety straps that made the headlines. It was the inclusion of an iPad attachment in the seat, encouraging parents to strap their kids in and put on videos or games for entertainment. This was what prompted the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an advocacy group based in Boston, to call for a recall of the toy. People’s displeasure with the product also led to numerous one-star ratings on Amazon.com.

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[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Bad Idea: eReading while Driving [Infographic]

Do you own a smartphone? A tablet? A eReader?

47% of Smartphone Owners use while driving. 20% Tablet Owners and 11% of eReaders Owners!

Nielsen came out with some research on how and when people use their mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets. Some of the findings are not surprising, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

Check out the Mobile Use Statistics!

Advertising, News »

[20 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments | ]
More Advertising Leading to More E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

Did you know almost 7 in 10 middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette ads. E-cigarette advertising dollars have risen from $6.4 million in 2011 to $115 million in 2014…

Articles »

[10 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
How Our Kids Perceive Beauty In The Modern World

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if your young daughter is the beholder and she’s being manipulated by clever, yet misleading, advertisements to form her perception? Until recently, almost all popular fashion and beauty billboards have painted long, lean and skinny women who are accessorized by expensive clothes and handbags as the beauty norm.

Internet, News »

[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Covenant Eyes Introduces Family Pricing

Covenant Eyes introduced a big pricing change this week that can save families quite a bit of money. Families can now pay a flat rate of $12.99 which comes with unlimited Covenant Eyes usernames for each of their family members and those they deem appropriate. This is great for those with several children they want to protect (or for families who were trying to save money by sharing usernames!). You can also add filtering to any username at no additional costs.

Social Media »

[8 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
How Facebook can Hurt Teen’s Chances for College

Last Year, Facebook changed the minimum age requirement for joining Facebook to 13 years old. However, approximately 7.5 million users were under 13, 5 million users under 10, according to Consumer Reports’ 2011 State of the Net Survey, showing us that social media is an inextricable part of preadolescents’ lives from a very early age…

Internet »

[3 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Santa Claus is Dead. Amazon is the New Santa.

Santa Claus is dead. Amazon is the New Santa. – Clean Cut Media

Sorry kids, Santa Claus is just pen name for Amazon.

This image below needs very little explanation.

We are in a brave new world folks.

Internet, Social Media »

[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sobering Cyberbulling Statistics [Infographic]

1 in 6 teens are cyberbullied.

Teens who are cyberbullied are 3,5x more likely to attempt suicide than those who aren’t bulled.

Cyberbullying is defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell
phones, and other electronic devices.” Currently 80% of teens are on cell phones and on social media sites giving them the almost unhindered ability to communicate with one another for good or bad….

News, Social Media »

[16 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Facebook Now Allows Teens to Post Publicly

Facebook is now allowing teenagers of age 13 to 17 to post publicly and get followers on their profiles. Previously, teens were not allowed to post publicly. They were only able to share content with friends, friends of friends and custom groups. Now teenagers are allowed to post anything they’d like for the whole world to see.

Good Idea or Bad Idea?
Like or Dislike?

Find out more!

Featured, Internet »

[9 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | ]
Internet Protection & Accountability: Covenant Eyes Review

Covenant Eyes is an excellent internet accountability & filtering solution. It’s great both for monitoring your children as well as accountability for adults. It’s simple. You can pick accountability partners you trust whether that be a parent, a friend or a mentor. If you visit a questionable site, it’ll let your friend know. Trust me, it is a really strong and helpful preventive measure that can save you or someone you love from a lot of heartache and shame whether it be with spending too much time on the internet, visiting inappropriate sites or pornography that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.

read more about it here!