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Chris McKenna

Chris McKenna, Founder: A man with never ending energy when it comes to fighting for the safety and protection of children. Chris practices his internet safety tips on his four amazing children and is regularly featured on news, radio, and podcasts for his research. His 2019 US Senate Judiciary Committee testimony was the catalyst for draft legislation and on-going discussion that could radically change online child protection laws and earned PYE the NCOSE Dignity Defense Alert Award in 2020. The PYE team has performed over 1,300 presentations at schools, churches, and nonprofits and was featured in the Childhood 2.0 movie. When not leading PYE, Chris is the Digital Marketing Manager for Covenant Eyes. Other loves include running, spreadsheets, nature, and candy.

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For Many Parents, Apple’s Parental Controls are Rotten to the Core

Apple’s Current Approach to Parental Controls Exploits Kids Jonathan (*name changed for privacy) was only 8 years old when he was first exposed to hardcore pornography on his school-issued iPad. His parents had assumed that their young son would be protected, the device had come from …

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Utah Device Filtering

PYE Helps Device Filtering Legislation Pass in Utah

In partnership with Representative Susan Pulsipher and the National Center and Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Protect Young Eyes helped craft device filtering legislation that recently passed the Utah legislature and has now been signed by Governor Cox! We’re thrilled! Despite significant opposition from Big Tech, lobbyists from …

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Instagram Releases New Parental Controls For Teens

Instagram Releases New Parental Controls for Teens

Breaking News: On March 16, 2021, Instagram released a new post that laid out their new parental controls for teens, which mostly focused on direct messaging (DMs). The title of the post was: Continuing to Make Instagram Safer for the Youngest Members of Our Community Instagram …

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Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a social audio app – not social media, even though it’s classified with the other, mainstream social media apps like Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Discord. The key difference between Clubhouse and other social media apps is its combination of ephemerality (nothing is recorded and the app prevents you from recording) and …

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Christmas Gift Parental Controls

2020 Digital Device Gift Guide: Smartphones, Gaming, and Gadgets

‘Tis the Season to Give Digital Gifts! Hello, Parents! Once again, the Protect Young Eyes team wants to prepare you and your children for the holidays by providing parental control guidance for whatever digital devices are on your Christmas list. In the year of COVID, digital …

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