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Chris McKenna

I love life. Seriously! Each. Day. A. Gift. Former CPA, business advisor, youth pastor, development director, porn survivor. Current marketing manager for Covenant Eyes and CEO of PYE. God shares wild ideas with me about life while I run. I love guiding parents to teach their kids how to use technology well while protecting them from the bad stuff.

Summer Internet Risk - Protect Young Eyes

3 Reasons Internet Risk is Higher During the Summer

Summer means greater internet risk for many kids. Let’s talk about three areas of life that are different during the summer which contribute to kids potentially making riskier online choices. New Places Create Greater Summer Internet Risks In Michigan, between Memorial and Labor Day, many families …

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What is cyber flashing

What is Cyber Flashing? My Kid Received P*rn.

What is cyber flashing? Australian online safety experts are warning parents about a rise in new digital phenomenon known as “cyber flashing”, where explicit and abusive images are anonymously sent to strangers (or friends) through iPhones using its AirDrop feature. AirDrop is one of many iPhone …

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Screen Time Passcode Hack

How to Prevent the iPhone Screen Time Passcode Hack

Kids are Hacking the iPhone Screen Time Parental Controls with a Simple Trick We first wrote about this hacking issue in February 2017, when iOS 7 showed a weakness whereby kids could recover the 4-digit Restrictions passcode using a few simple steps. Unfortunately, the Restrictions weakness …

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4 Ways Pedophiles Target Kids on Instagram

4 Ways Pedophiles Exploit Instagram to Groom Kids

Pedophiles trade Child Porn through Dropbox Links on Instagram   The Atlantic first reported that teenagers stumbled upon a network of Instagram accounts that were sharing Dropbox links of child porn (Atlantic article). The way it worked is that pedophiles were using certain hashtags on images …

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Fix App Ratings - PYE

It’s Time to Fix App Ratings. It’s Time to Start Caring for Kids.

No Accountability for Big Tech = Big Problem When I take my kids to the movies, we depend on the MPAA rating system to tell my family what to expect. When listening to music, inappropriate content is tagged as having “explicit content.” Video game retailers refuse …

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Teens and Technology - PYE

What Teens Wish Their Parents Understood About Technology

Seek to Understand Your Kids   There’s a digital divide. On one side of the divide stand parents who view the world through analog glasses. These parents lament days of beepers and answering machines. Their rebukes toward children often include statements that begin with, “When I …

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Suicide Porn - Instagram

What is Suicide Porn? Instagram Blamed in Young Teen’s Death.

**WARNING – the stories, words, and images included in this post are extremely graphic. But every child who has Instagram has instant access to photos like these. With zero parental controls.  October 28, 2019 Update from the BBC – as a continued response to the suicide …

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Snapchat Discover Brother

Snapchat’s Brother Channel Tells Kids: Watch Porn, Masturbate, and Always use Incognito Mode

[Warning – this blog post has some R-rated content. The Snapchat Discover section is always on and easily accessible. We simply want parents to be aware of what we found in the Brother channel.] Protect Young Eyes has been very vocal about Snapchat. We exposed the …

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