It’s very common to in our culture to hear the complaint directed toward homeschoolers—“You’re too sheltered”, or if it’s towards the parents, “You’re sheltering your kids too much”. Culturally, it’s a well known thought that in order to not be shocked when you “go into” the world, you need to be gradually exposed to evil. Is this a biblical thought? I don’t believe it is. God’s Word says that we are to be “wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil”. (Romans 16:19) We don’t have to “know” or “experience” evil to know that it is wrong. Such logic states that in order for me to know that drinking alcohol is bad for me, I need to taste a little. We as God’s children should desire to stay as far away from evil as possible; we don’t need to experience it or see it to know that it is bad. In contrast, the more we study God’s Word and know what is RIGHT, the more we’ll be able to recognize what is evil. So make sure that you are hiding God’s Word in your heart, meditating on it and studying it!
"I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11 (ESV)