Teenagers and YouTube

Posted on: 07/29/13 2:32 PM | by Jonathan McKee

I went camping last weekend with about 20 families from my church, all families with teenagers. I always look forward to this time away from technology. It’s fun to see teenagers sitting around campfires, swimming in a lake, hiking… probably one of the only times of the entire year I see teenagers without their phones out!

But it wasn’t totally tech-free for the four days we were there. At times a young person would pull out their phone in the middle of a huddle of teenagers and start playing music through their little iPhone speaker (something I’ll never understand… if I can’t hear it through good speakers, I don’t want to hear it at all), or a group would pull out one of their phones and immediately it would start, “Have you seen this one?” Then they’d show each other the newest and funniest YouTube video.

I was cooking a nice camping breakfast one morning while a crowd of teenagers gathered around my daughter’s friend Morgan’s phone, rolling on the ground laughing as she played this video. At first I didn’t see the hilarity… but I definitely couldn’t make it through the entire video without laughing:

There has to be some Biblical application to this… right? (besides “The Sheep and the Goats”)

One Reply to “Teenagers and YouTube”

  1. My family including grandkids are on vacation and they all loved this video…especially the spitting goat.

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