Today, I’m republishing an episode with my dear friend, youth advocate, internet crusader and incredible human, Collin Kartchner, which was originally recorded in April of 2018. I’m putting this back out in the world with a little bit of commentary and whole lot of love.
Collin’s message and mission touched hundreds of thousands around the world as he taught parents to connect with their kids in this digital age, fought against the dangers of social media and spread the joy of 8 second hugs. I will never know the reason he was taken so soon, but I will continue to be inspired by his passion and support his mission in every way I can.
He wanted parents to wake up to the dangers that surround our kids and families. No one will ever fill his red Nike shoes, but I have listed below some accounts and organizations who are also spreading messages of hope and healing. I’ve also linked to Collin’s 2018 Tedx talk and his podcast. Please get educated and inspired and let your voice be heard. This is a fight worth fighting! #savethekids #savetheparents #forcollin.
Collin’s Instagram Account: https://instagram.com/collinkartchner
Collin’s Podcast: https://www.collinkartchner.com/podcast
Other helpful resources:
Instagram Accounts to Follow: https://instagram.com/dearlizzy, https://instagram.com/betterscreentime, https://instagram.com/healthyscreenhabits, https://instagram.com/dogood.bekind, https://instagram.com/protectyoungminds, https://instagram.com/protectyoungeyes, https://instagram.com/familytechuniversity, https://instagram.com/fightthenewdrug and https://instagram.com/gabbwireless.
If you would like more information about additional accounts and organizations, contact the Safeguard Alliance and follow hashtags #savethekids and #savetheparents.
Today’s guest is an information security consultant comp TS security plus certified, which basically means she’s really good at tech and she’s passionate about keeping our kids safe online. She is a wife and mom of 3 kiddos under the age of 4, so she’s extremely smart and extremely busy!
I was actually going to do something different today, but right after we recorded the interview, I knew that I couldn’t keep her from you one day longer. She shares with us how she feels about tech/phone contracts and what she suggests that is wayyyy better, 4 tips to keep our kids safe online and what parental control and monitoring programs she recommends. Her favorite is called: mSpy and here is the link to get it: http://track.mspy.click/SHAmF. You can tell by the way she talks that she knows what she’s talking about and wants to share her knowledge with us. And I am so grateful!
She has an unsearchable Youtube video here: https://youtu.be/wSgG5tXpQD8 with so many more tips and tricks for you that you don’t want your kids to know that you know…if you know what I mean. You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook @themomlifecoach.
I cannot say enough good things about this interview. If you have kids or grandkids, you need to listen to this episode. I mean it!
Also, I want to remind you about my screen-free summer guide that can be downloaded here: http://eepurl.com/dkCLtL.