Protect Young Eyes Helps Families, Schools, and Churches Create Safer Digital Environments.

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Chris McKenna, Founder: After a 12-year career in business advising with Ernst & Young, and six years in full-time middle school ministry, Chris is now the Educational Resource Manager for Covenant Eyes, an Accountability and Filtering Company. In 2015 he created Protect Young Eyes as a way to equip and encourage parents and students to use technology responsibly. Chris’ research has helped countless families around the country and the release of the Scripture-based Virtue in Media digital citizenship curriculum finally provides a faith-based teaching solution for schools. Chris is regularly featured on news, radio, and podcasts for his research.

Rose Crawford, Presentation Associate: Rose has been involved in youth ministry with tweens, teens and young adults for over fifteen years and has filled the role of mentor, counselor, teacher, leader, encourager, and friend. Because of exposure to sexual content as a very young child and the role pornography issues have played in the life of her own family, Rose desires to affect positive change in the lives of those to whom she speaks. Her goal is to educate and inform, in an engaging way, and provide families the strategies they need for protecting their kids online. Rose is married to Doug and mom to four children.

Doug Crawford, Presentation Associate: Doug is a faithful husband to Rose, father to Sheyenne, Ryan, Joshua, and Silas, and friend to everyone he meets. He is driven by his desire to provide for, prepare, and protect those entrusted to his care as they interact not only in the physical world, but also the digital world. With over 16 years of experience helping students and their families live according to their created purpose, Doug seeks to serve each audience with compassion, integrity, and a dash of whimsical flair.

Carol Glanville, Presenter: Carol has been an educator for 25 years. She started as a classroom teacher and after earning an MA in Curriculum and Technology, moved on to become the Director of Educational Technology for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI. Currently, she works as an independent K-12 technology integration design consultant. She is passionate about providing students of all ages with high-quality contemporary educational experiences and recognizes the need for parents, teachers, and students to be empowered to use technology in productive, creative ways while maintaining personal dignity.

Travis Logan, Presenter: Travis currently works as an IT consultant in Kansas City, MO and has been fascinated with technology for as long as he can remember. He lives in KC with his wife, Emily, and their son Gideon. Travis is an active member in his church and loves the Royals, hanging out in downtown KC, and sharing his story of redemption any chance he gets. Travis experienced personal trauma as a child that gave way to a secret life of sexual sin that lasted for 15 years. In 2016, God delivered him from his addiction, saved his marriage, and completely changed the trajectory of his life. You can find out more about Travis & Emily's story at travisandemily.com. Travis desires to share his experiences to help kids appreciate the power of a single click and to help parents understand how vital it is to do whatever we can to protect our children from the dangers of the digital age.

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Expert: Young Instagram Users Clicks From 'Instaporn'

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes has written extensively about Instagram’s risks, including rampant pornography.

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Apps That Could Be Putting Your Child At Risk

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes joins a panel with Pine Rest to discuss social media and teen mental health. Is your child ready for social media?

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Snapchat’s New Snap Map A Safety Concern For Parents

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes approached Wood TV about Snapchat’s risks, including Maps.

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Target 8 Alert: App Popular With Preteens Has Risk

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes alerts Wood TV8 about inappropriate content on the Musical.ly app.

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Missing Teen Case Prompts Reminder About Messaging App

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes encourages parents to be informed about all of the apps their kids are using.

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Woman's Alleged Relationship With Boy Started On Xbox

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes emphasizes the significance of controlling all internet-ready devices in the home.

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Kent County Implements New Anti-Sexting Program For Minors

[Link to segment] Protect Young Eyes encourages parents to be informed about all of the apps their kids are using.