As the co-founder of 3 awesome daughters, I am very passionate about their safety. But as the current generation of parents, we are going through a brand new set of challenges, driven by access to the internet, and to tech devices. For that reason, and having got the summer off from the Chango / Rubicon acquisition, I created the
The Online Safety Group has a simple mission - to help parents to help their kids stay safe online. The idea started simply enough with a few articles and community discussions, but quickly grew into a passionate community, and even a book "How To Protect Your Kids Online".
If you read this blog, the chances are you are involved in the tech or web industries, and probably feel like you have a solid grasp on what's going on. For you
I recommend a couple of our recent articles
that might just one day make a critical difference to you or someone in your family.
- Huffington Post: Your Kids Have Probably Seen Porn. Here's What You Need To Know.
- 6 Powerful Images That Show The Internet's Terrible Impact on Children
- Discuss: Sex Before Kissing - How 15-Year-Old Girls Are Dealing With Porn-Addicted Boys
- How I Learned About Online Parenting Dangers The Hard Way
(FYI - As a do-er and marketer, building this project was a lot of fun. It was somewhat organic but makes good use of tools such as IFTTT, Squarespace, MailChimp, Unbounce, Fiverr, UpWork etc, so watch out for a future post on how to bring something like this together.)