Cyber-safety is such an important issue to us. Too many children are being exposed to bullying and other inappropriate pages in the online world. In collaboration with Protect Young Eyes’ Founder Chris McKenna, we have created videos for our parents to use as a resource. Protect Young Eyes exists to keep kids and teens safe from the dangers lurking on portable, internet-ready devices. Choice Schools, along with Protect Young Eyes, believes parents who are observant, engaged, and informed often have kids who learn how to use technology well.
Chris McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes: After a 12-year career in business advising with Ernst & Young, and six years in middle school ministry, Chris is now the Educational Resource Manager for Covenant Eyes, an Internet Safety and Accountability Company. In 2015 he created www.protectyoungeyes.com as a way to equip and encourage parents and students towards responsible use of technology. He has a compelling story explaining why he so strongly desires to protect kids and teens from internet dangers. In a world where technology is native to our kids, Chris has done hundreds of hours of research in order to level the playing field for parents and to inform teens of the risks of using the internet recklessly. Chris presents to teens and parents throughout the Midwest and is regularly featured on WOOD TV8 and WOOD 1300 AM for his research.
Video #1: What is the legal age for kids to have their own social media account?
Want to learn more? Protect Young Eyes put together risk profiles written for many of the apps used by kids today. Click here to see the list of risky apps for children.