Here is this weeks infographic. It is on the digital world of teenagers. We have a series of posts called: Reaching Teens in a Digital World. If you haven’t read them, I would recommend checking them out. We are hoping to convert them into a full on book by the end of the year.
Here are a few things that stand out:
1. 90% of america’s teens have used social media. Trust me, your youth ministry needs to be online. Here are a few posts to help you, Developing a Social Media Strategy, Timeline for Facebook Pages: The Almost Complete Guide. I run into youth pastors all over who have no idea how to use technology well. I am not asking you to be an expert, but you need to have a understanding of how to leverage technology for your youth ministry.
2. 88% of teens keep in touch with friends they can’t see regularly. I love seeing teens connect all over the world. It really doesn’t matter today where you live. I think technology helps teens stay connect at places like camp, and retreats. It is a easy way to keep a connection open.
What else stands out to you? How do you connect with students in the digital world?