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Collin Kartchner is the Founder of #SavetheKids and speaks 300-500/year to schools, parents, educators and communities about the negative affects of screentime, social media, gaming, and pornography on our kids and how protect your kids mental health from this technology. He has been invited to speak at Nike, Adidas, 100's of schools and colleges, and TEDx SaltLakeCity. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said, "Collin is a WARRIOR for our kids."
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Is your son/daughter playing video games a bit too much? Have you noticed changes in their attitude and behavior? Are you worried about what video games are doing to their developing brains and the impact that will have on their mental health and overall success in life?  According to Newzoo, gamers worldwide are expected to spend nearly $160 billion in 2020 on video games. Let that number sink in. Kids are becoming so addicted to video games today they are hurting family members or themselves when the games are taken away. I get texts from ER docs saying kids as young as 10 attempted suicide simply because mom took away Fortnite. We lost a 6th grader in the neighboring city to suicide last year because mom took the X-box away. These are NOT just forms of entertainment, and kids are NOT wired to regulate and slow down their gaming time. And the gaming industry is taking full advantage of this making billions. Parents need to be their kids' brakes, but maybe it's time to get really consider getting your kids away from these games for good. Today's episode I interview a pediatric neurologist Dr. John Condie to give us some serious wake-the-bleep-up information on what these videos games are doing to kids, why they're doing what they do to kids, and why it's way past time to break your kids free from the merciless clutches of that dang X-Box/PS4/DS. This is one of the most eye-opening interviews I have conducted on the podcast yet, something every parent and teenager should listen to. Now excuse me while I go scream into a pillow. #savethekids #ditchthevideogames*************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review.
(TV commercial voice): Do you suffer from NMK Disease? Do you say things like "Oh... Not MY Kid" or "Not My School" or "Not MY neighborhood" or "I trust my kid" or "My kid would never do that"? Well for those suffering with NMK, there's hope, and today I talk with long-time educator and New York resident Ronna Glickman for insight on how to be cured of NMK. Side affects include delusional parenting, lack of boundary setting, over-trusting your tween/teen, bloviating on Facebook that your kids are perfect and would never mess up to the cringe eye-rolling of all your friends, and halitosis. If you or someone you love suffers from NMK Disorder, run them to a Collin Kartchner speech asap. You may save a life. For more info on Ronna check out socialmediasafety.education Or send her an email ronnaeducates@gmail.com *************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review.
Melanie Hempe from Screenstrong joins me for a follow-up conversation on screen-detoxing your kids-- how to do it, why to do it, and support for those moments that feel like you just took crack pipes away from itty bitty crack heads that live in your basement and eat all your fruit snacks. For more information and resources, including a parent support group, check out www.ScreenStrong.com ***********************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review.
FINALLY back speaking in person and I brought my mobile recording studio (mic + Zoom H4N) driving from Boise to McCall, Idaho, and wanted to talk about being emotionally present with your kids. Your emotional presence as a parent is the nutrient for your kids' development, and too many kids today are malnourished. I open up about a few things I/we do with our own kids each day so they know we as their parents love them, are here for them, they matter, they are important, and they are safe. ***********************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review.
I talk a lot about child and teen anxiety and how to help your kids not just manage the stresses of childhood/teen years but thrive through them… but what about us parents? Parenting is hard, stressful, and easy to feel like giving up some days. Parents who can’t keep it together raise kids who can’t keep it together, and today my guest Caris Snider and I talk about managing the stresses of parenting today and how to be more emotionally available and be a source of calm and grounded support for your kids. Caris is the author of the book “Anxiety Elephants”, a mother of 2, based in Alabama. Oh and my wife gobbled Caris’ book up and said it was amazing help for her mental health. Check her out at www.CarisSnider.com and you can order “Anxiety Elephants” on Amazon or anywhere you get your books. P.S. Turn off the news, turn off Facebook, unfollow everyone on social media that makes you feel bad/inadequate/the world is going to end. ***********************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review.
“Only boys struggle with porn.” “Girls only care about social media not porn.”“This is just a guy issue.”*Dwight Schrute voice* FALSE. Countless times I have read messages from tween/teen girls saying “Collin, I’ve been struggling with pornography for ______ time and it’s eating me up inside, I feel horrible because porn is a guy issue, and I’m a girl, so what’s wrong with me?” Gah. Nothing is wrong with you. By some expert estimates 90+ of boys will have some struggle with pornography as a teenager and 70%+ of girls will too. Guess what parents, girls are escaping to porn for the same reasons boys are. Today my guest is a very brave teenager name Ashlee who shares her story of how she was exposed to porn simply by a book her mom had on the shelf that was a how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-porn. After mom gave her an iPhone, it was all downhill from there. Not until just a few months ago, Ashlee lived a 2nd life hiding this dark secret from everyone in her life, but now, after finally telling a trusted friend about her struggle, she’s on the road to freedom. Since recording this episode I have had Ashlee join me speaking to 1000’s of people (virtually) with so may teenage girls sharing afterwards how her story changed their lives—inspiring so many of them to open up about their own porn struggle and being the healing process. This interview is pretty awesome, a must listen for parents of girls no matter the age, and for any girl struggling with pornography to hear you're not alone, and there's a way out. You can watch Ashlee tell her story to 1000's at utahcoalition.org or send her a message @ashleeayre on Instagram***********************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
Have iPads and X-Boxes been around the house so long you forgot how to entertain the kids without them? We all know our kids need LESS screen-time and not more, but how do you rewild your child back into human form? :) My guest today is Greta Eskridge, a mom and author of new book "Adventuring Together: How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids" released just this last July. She and I discuss the art of letting kids be bored, how to unlock their creativity, and how to create a tribe of other like-minded families to hang out with. You can find out more about Greta on www.GretaEskridge.com or follow her on Instagram @maandpamodern************************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
Question I get a lot is "What do I do about my older teens who I gave a smart phone to years ago, they've been on Snapchat/IG since 11, I know it hurt their mental health so much, but I'm afraid to just take it all away. How do I go about putting the lion back into the cage?" Many times this issue has affected not just your teen negatively, but your entire family and your relationship with your son/daughter. Sure it's always easier to have just NOT given them this tech, so what do you do to unring the bell? My guest today is Andrea Davis, former educator and founder of Better Screen Time. She shares some sound and solid tips for parents of older teens looking to get their teenagers back, or better prepare them to successfully manage their tech as they get ready to become an adult. Andrea created several amazing video courses for parents, if you're struggling with managing your kids tech use, want to reconnect with your teens and end the constant battle, go download her course ASAP. She's offering podcast listeners a 10% off discount if you click the link HERE or use SAVETHEKIDS at checkout. The discount is only available for 7 days, so get moving :) ************************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
Joe Dennis, LCMHC, is back in studio today with his new J's for one of my favorite conversations thus far on The Collin Kartchner Podcast. We discuss 9/11, how hate is not a mental illness, the despicable things TikTok does to create trauma bonding among young users, how teen mental health issues are caused in part by decision fatigue, self-determination theory, and the struggles with this new generation of young adults finding authentic identity. This episode isn't like any thus far, and Joe drops so much wisdom on issues not discussed yet on this podcast-- hope you enjoy, and share it with your struggling college-age kids too. Follow Joe on IG @joedennis.counsels************************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
My guest today is the founder of Protect Young Eyes and father of 4, Chris McKenna. We talk about what's happening to an entire generation of children/teens/young people right under our noses, and what parents need to do to save their kids' childhoods. Chris was in a recent documentary called "Childhood 2.0" which you can, and must, watch. (It's FREE btw) A 100% accurate depiction of what tech/gaming/social media/smart phone companies have been doing to this generation of kids and how it's changing the definition of childhood for millions-- and what this will lead to if we don't change things NOW. Chris is a long-time advocate and fighter for kids and families-- we worked together in bringing legislation (google The Earn It Act) to the federal government to FIX APP RATINGS which would create a 3rd party independent rating board for social media apps and mobile games. If TikTok and Snapchat are willfully letting obscene, adult content on their apps, why are they then rated 12+?? Until the world wakes up, Chris and I and others will keep shouting til the vocal chords finally give up. Don't forget to download upcoming PYE App for parents. For parents of kids' doing online schooling with Chromebooks please thoroughly read Chris's article on locking down that tech safely HERE. ************************************************************************************************If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, company or conference to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us to get on his speaking calendar. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
This episode I have the honor of interviewing Elizabeth Frazier founder of Hero Bands. Elizabeth was sex trafficked by family members in Utah from age 4-23, all under the guise of a happy Utah family with good parents. A nightmare in ever sense of the word, Elizabeth broke free and now a mom of 5 kids, she shares her story to educate others and raise awareness to this epidemic too many think only occurs in dark places far across the world. This all was happening in an affluent Utah community. Elizabeth started Hero Bands to provide encouragement and hope, as well as help end child sex trafficking. Reminder that social media apps are the #1 tool predators use to groom, lure, and then eventually sex traffic kids. The most dangerous place for a child is not a dark alley at 3am, but on a smart phone in their bedroom at night without vigilant parents. Check her site out www.herobands.comIf you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone/social media apps, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, conference or company to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.usDon't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
Elizabeth "Biz" is one of my favorite zoomers on the planet. She's hilariously honest, loving and real -- she works at Starbucks, loves her tattoos and Baby Yoda doll, and is a self-described TikTok addict. She grew up in the affluent Daybreak community, a place where every family seems perfect. But Biz's childhood was far from perfect, which led to some major heartaches no child should have to go through. (This is a story of how NOT to handle a divorce for sake of your kids.) After her parents divorce, she was molested by step siblings, and then exposed to porn all before age 9, and by 8th grade she was pregnant. Faced with the fact that she was now forced to be an adult at 13, life threw decisions at her most people would not have to make til much older. Now 21, going through the same struggles so many GenZ'er go through as smartphone/social media guinea pigs, Biz is in a healthy and happy relationship and hoping her story can help parents see how important it is to be actively engaged in their kids' lives. And an amazing teen pregnancy story for anyone out there facing a decision whether to keep their baby or place for adoption.Listener Warning: this episode is for adults/parents only. Topics discussed include child molestation, pornography and teen pregnancy. If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, conference or company to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.usDon't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
Smith is what I think ever parent hopes their 16yr-old boy can be at this age. He is the happiest, smiliest, nicest person full of light and energy and joy--it's infectious. You cannot be around him and not feel better about life. He loves his parents, his sisters are his best friends, he fixes up cars with his dad and plays lacrosse. But it wasn't always this way for Smith. At 9 years old on an iPad his parents thought was locked down, Smith found pornography, and quickly became hooked. It took over his childhood, it hurt his self-esteem, it changed his attitude towards his family and life. Porn became his dark secret and took over his tween and early teen years, until at 14 the best thing happened to him: "I got caught." It was then that the healing could begin, and now just 2 years later, Smith is who he was born to be. Listen as we talk about his story, how he was able to kick this struggle so many teenagers struggle with today, and how Smith now goes to homes and shares his story as a presentation to families--afterwards he even walks parents through how to set up the best parental controls to keep your kids safe on their devices. I thought his presentation was so great, I had him come by the studio last week to film it, which we will be making available to parents everywhere soon. If you live in Utah/Davis/SL counties, you can have Smith come to your home and share his presentation with your family, then sit side by side and teach you how to lock down their devices to protect them from all the bad stuff the internet is anxious to get into your kids' faces. Too many kids today are fighting the billion dollar porn industry all on their own, and it's time to empower kids to fight this battle. But it all starts with good parenting. Smith's website is www.ProtechtStrong.com or you can email him protechtstrong@gmail.comIf you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. Click HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. To bring Collin to your school, community, conference or company to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.usDon't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a 5-star review. 
My guest today is Michelle Pine, an occupational therapist who works with kids age 1-5. She and her entire community of OT's have seen alarming trends in kids struggling, and screen-time is one of the leading culprits. Verbal delays, cognitive delays, emotional delays, all of these have been rising at rates that should sound alarms. We discuss what is happening from little kids being in constant states of overstimulation (yes, even ABC Mouse and "learning" games) and what is happening when kids are being raised by iPads. Did you know there's a new-ish term in their field called "Virtual Autism"?There's a reason why Steve Jobs, inventor of the iPad, would not let his own children use iPads. Same reason why so many Silicon Valley tech executives send their children to no-tech, screen-free schools. The people who make these devices know the damage they're causing. Hooray for personal ethics :(If you're a parent with young kids this is a must listen. If you're planning on having kids one day, listen up. If you're a teenager who will have kids in the future, learn now and save your kids from this mess. If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount or use "SAVETHEKIDS" in checkout. To bring Collin to your school or community to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.usClick HERE to watch Collin's TEDxSaltLakeCity talk from 2018. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. 
Today's episode I had mom Tiffany and her high school son Ethan in the studio-- Tiffany is a teen therapist and Ethan recent high school grad. We talk about raising teenagers in today's world from mom/therapist's side as well as son/Ethan's side. Such a great dialogue about creating real connections with your teenagers, what it's like to be a teenage boy today, and how to build strong men. As Francis Douglas said, "It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Check out Tiffany's therapy IG @tiffanytrumptherapy.coachingIf you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount. To bring Collin to your school or community to speak, email heymichelle@savethekids.us Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. 
Few weeks ago, I got a message from this awesome, recently graduated 18yr-old high schooler named Jack. He told me his story, which is something happening to pretty much every high schooler/teenager today regarding social media/gaming/etc., and how he had an INCREDIBLE awakening. He now travels the country speaking to youth groups and schools about how as a young teen he got hooked to technology and screens, how he broke the trance, and how need to fix the internet for the sake of the kids. In 2020 Jack was named a US Presidential Scholar, the highest academic honor bestowed by the US Secretary of Education. He recently started an organization called "Detach Now" and just authored his first book entitled "Acquired Connection". Did I mention...he's EIGHTEEN. One of the most smart, well-spoken teenagers I have come across, Jack and I talk about some fun & seriously eye-opening stuff. This dude is like a young Jaron Lanier/Tristan Harris/Socrates. You can follow his work and/or donate to his cause (or donate a car) at www.DetachNow.com and while you are at it, go get a copy of his book HERE. If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. 
After sharing this week stories of families doing a screen-detox with their kids and the amazing results they saw, I got bombarded with messages asking for help on HOW to do a detox. I reached out to my friend Melanie Hempe, founder of Screen Strong in North Carolina, to discuss why and how to do a screen-detox for your kids. Melanie spent 8 years researching the science of screen-time, especially video games, after watching her oldest son become severely addicted video games. It's a story happening in many homes, to parents who never thought they'd let it happen to their own kids. It's never too late, and it's not as hard as it sounds. My own family went screen-free 2.5 years ago and, like every parent I meet that did the same thing, it was the best decision ever. Listen to Melanie's story of her son Adam, what she's learned helping 100's of families break the screen addiction, and how to start with a 7-day detox for your kids which will hopefully roll into a 30-day detox and happier, more connected families. Get ready to be a family again, and to see your kids' creativity soar and the light come back into their eyes. ScreenStrong Families FB GroupScreenStrong Challenge link Here’s their page for parents which includes Screen Replacement Activities, lists of life skills and soft skills, Book Recommendations (for kids), etc.Here’s an article referenced about that overlap between porn and video game industriesIf you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. 
Mary & Ryan Thorne are dear friends who live in Gilbert, AZ, with 3 boys Dallas, Dylan, and Jax. She confided in us back then that her boys were all struggling with behavioral & focus issues, and didn't make the connection that maybe the screen-time/video games were the culprit. Sitting in the car with her husband, both in tears, as they just left a meeting with their pediatrician saying "If lose your son to video games, you will NEVER get him back" they knew they needed to do something different. They found an a amazing pediatrician who told them if they lost their boys to screens or video games, they would never get them back. The Thorne's then decided to throw out the iPads & video games, and you HAVE to listen to this story to see what happened next. Even their doctors and kids' school teachers said it was all miraculous.  The books mentioned are "Glow Kids" by Dr. Nicolas Kardaras and "Boys Adrift" by Leonard Sax. Both must-reads for every parent today. If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. #savethekids 
I had 3 amazing women from the nearby city of Spanish Fork, UT, come on my podcast to share about the QPR training (Question, Persuade, Refer) developed to help decrease the rates of teen suicide in their city. One of my guests is a 911-dispatcher, one is Susan who helped spearhead this whole initiative, and one a mother who tragically lost her son to suicide at 14 who now shares her story with parents. The goal is not to just talk about the issues of rising teen suicide, but show how these types of trainings can be created in each city by just a few caring people, backed by local leaders and families, to create a stronger village. We need these programs duplicated in every city. If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. 
So last week I went undercover, set up a fake profile, said I was a 12yr-old girl, and uncovered a huge issue on Instagram: pedophile and child p*rn accounts all over the place. Easy to find, easy to gain access to, most of these accounts have 1000,'s of people following them, sharing images and videos of kids. Accounts with names like "Love_CP" or "Little_Candy" or "Pizza...something". Pedophiles sharing links to child p*rn on their Instagram accounts, trading pics like baseball cards. Report them, and Instagram says "This account doesn't go against our community standards." What? Social media platforms like Instagram need to do a better job making their platform a safe place where children aren't being sexually exploited and abused. Facebook/IG boasts they hire the brightest minds in the world, they can addict 2B people to their platforms, give advertisers the most minutia of data on every single human, but they can't fix this issue? This episode I tell the whole story, and share insight on how child p*rnographers are using Instagram to perpetuate the creation and demand of child p*rnography, including what I think needs to change for our society to start caring more about kids. Until then, Instagram/Facebook/TikTok/Snapchat... get these out of your kids hands for good. #savethekids If you want to keep your kids safe and save their childhood from being stolen from a smart phone, get your kid a Gabb Phone click HERE for pre-loaded discount. Don't forget to Subscribe to The Collin Kartchner Podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and coming soon to Amazon Podcasts and if you're enjoying the podcast, don't forget to leave it a review. 
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Nickie Collett Graybill

Does anyone know of some options to recycle old tablets and screens instead of putting them in the garbage?

Aug 20th
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