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"I sat next to our School Resource Officer during the entire 4th/5th grade presentation. He leaned over and said, "This is a cop's dream education for teaching kids tech safety. Every kids should hear this." He was impressed!" (Text received from a parent, Jeanette, after a recent elementary school talk)

Custom Internet Safety Work for Your Organization

Student Surveys

We've created age-appropriate surveys for grades 4-12. Assess the digital behaviors of your students so that leadership, parents, and our team know where to focus our efforts.

Expert Talks

We've performed over 1,500 live and virtual internet safety presentations around the world. We bring our best to kids, teens, educators, parents, and caring adults.

Marketing Assistance

We'll customize an 8-week Marketing Plan just for you, including parent communications (also in Spanish), social media graphics, flyers, press releases, and email templates.

Free Content

We leave you with months of tech content to send in newsletters, in-class discussion guides, and at-home conversation starters (also in Spanish).

Our team has performed over 1500 talks since 2015. We have over 35 years of combined ministry experience in Evangelical and Catholic churches.

We Perform a Variety of Online Safety Presentations

Technology is a Blast (Grades K-2)

The Protect Young Eyes team teaches kids how to use technology awesomely with age-appropriate language, engaging conversation, interactive activities, and videos. This presentation talks about screens, confusing pics and videos, predators, privacy, secrets, and the power of our words (typically around 25-30 minutes).

For faith-based, Scripture covered includes: John 10:10, Proverbs 6:6, Psalm 119:37, and James 3:6.

Although the main bullets are the same, the presentation decks are different between K-2 and 3-5, using age-appropriate images, illustrations, and videos.

Technology is a Blast (Grades 3-5)

The Protect Young Eyes team teaches kids how to use technology awesomely with age-appropriate language, engaging conversation, interactive activities, and videos. This presentation talks about screens, confusing pics and videos, predators, privacy, secrets, and the power of our words (typically around 30-35 minutes).

For faith-based, Scripture covered includes: John 10:10, Proverbs 6:6, Psalm 119:37, and James 3:6.

Although the main bullets are the same, the presentation decks are different between K-2 and 3-5, using age-appropriate images, illustrations, and videos.

You Matter (Grades 6-8)*

After countless presentations in the US and beyond, we have discovered that students, like adults, desire to be known and have significance. Modern technology (especially social media) has tapped into this and offers a platform that often takes more than it gives back. We must remind students that THEY matter.  This presentation covers topics such as digital footprints, pornography, bullying, sexting, privacy, mental health, and addiction (fits within a class period).

Heavy focus on Romans 5:8 and Psalm 139 for faith-based.

*We do not use the word pornography with students in grades K-6. Instead, we’ll use the words you see above: “confusing,” “unsafe,” “bad,” or “you know what we’re talking about (and they all nod their heads). If we happen to have just grades 7-8 together in a junior high talk, we will use the word pornography. We know that they are.

You Matter (Grades 9-12)

After countless presentations in the US and beyond, we have discovered that students, like adults, desire to be known and have significance. Modern technology (especially social media) has tapped into this and offers a platform that often takes more than it gives back. We must remind students that THEY matter.  This presentation covers topics such as digital footprints, pornography, bullying, sexting, privacy, mental health, and addiction (fits within a class period).

Heavy focus on Romans 5:8 and Psalm 139 for faith-based.

Although the main bullets are the same, the presentation decks are different between 6-8 and 9-12, using age-appropriate images, illustrations, and videos.

The Digital Culture of Kids: Building a Framework of Trust (Parents and Caring Adults, 14+)

This is our bread and butter talk that has been delivered hundreds of times all over the USA and beyond to parents and caring adults who want a broad overview of the digital landscape and a whole list of basic tips for helping their awesome kiddo's navigate the risks. This talk also works great for adoption agencies, parent groups, MOPS, and foster care groups (can be 60 or 90 minutes + QA).

Can be secular or faith-based.

Guarding Today’s Digital Doorways: A 5-Layered Approach (Parents and Caring Adults, 14+)

Yes! It takes 5 layers in order to create an environment where kids are ready for an online world that really doesn't care about their safety and protection. This presentation covers the critical relational side of protection, PLUS monitoring software, DNS solutions, app settings, and other technical ideas for covering your bases. Both on the home network and when they're somewhere else. This one includes a lot of awesome, technical details! But presented in a basic and completely relatable way (can be 60 or 90 minutes + QA).

Can be secular or faith-based.

Mental Health, Technology, & Our Kids: The Intersection Between Brains and Algorithms (Parents and Caring Adults, 14+)

Studies are starting to point toward a greater percentage of teens and young people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation. It's a really complicated time to grow up. This talk elevates our understanding of their brains so that we elevate our empathy for why some teens do and feel the things that they do online (can be 60 or 90 minutes + QA).

Can be secular or faith-based.

Pornography & Self-Generated Content: Real Threats. Real Solutions. (Parents and Caring Adults, 14+)

In this presentation, we dive deeply into the effects pornography has upon the developing brain and one’s view of self and others. We also get into sexting and the sextortion involved once our students hit send. This presentation is to bring awareness to the extent of pornography’s impact with a goal to end with solutions and hope (can be 60 or 90 minutes + QA).

Can be secular or faith-based.

Kids, Tech, and Schools: 6 Best Practices to Manage Risk and Encourage Learning (Staff Professional Development)

Is your staff ready to manage the digital risks they're presented with daily in their classrooms? What about potential liability for the school, if the correct policies and procedures aren't in place? After working with hundreds of schools around the country, we've identified 6 best practices that help maximize technology's immense benefits to learning, while making sure its harms are mitigated (45-60 minutes).

Can be secular or faith-based.

Feedback about our Internet Safety Work

Dan Behm, Superintendent, Forest Hills Public Schools

"PYE provides extremely useful information, tips, and tools for parents. Parents must take an active role in managing these powerful tools, and it is never too young to build good habits. PYE covers this A to Z. Your future self will thank you for heeding the advice provided by Protect Young Eyes."

Wendy Hofman, Head of School, Lansing Christian

"PYE is able to communicate relevant, up to date information about the impact of the internet and social media on our young people, accompanied by the ability to connect with students of all ages and parents alike. Our organization continues to benefit greatly from Chris' leadership with our students and parents."

Protect Young Eyes in the News Fighting #forthekids

"That presentation was five bills."

The response from a high school student when asked by PYE speaker Doug Crawford how it went. Don't worry. It's a good thing.

SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING

JULY 9, 2019

Protect Young Eyes founder Chris McKenna was asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on protecting children online. His testimony came as a result of his #FixAppRatings initiative, and is now shaping legislation that is attempting to prevent the exploitation of children.

Questions about getting started? Drop us a note to find out more!

Michele from the PYE team is super fast! We'll respond quickly.

LIVE OR WEBINAR

We've done every kind of talk.

The members of the PYE speaking team have decades of combined ministry and professional experience. Whether we're speaking to kindergarten, teachers, freshman, or parents, our team knows how to say the right things to the right kids in the right way. 

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