Have you heard about the disturbing new trend on TikTok known as the "George Floyd Challenge." This is a typical and alarming example of what our children are watching on social media platforms. Thanks to COVID-19 kids on their devices now probably more than ever before, helping to keep them safe online and in real life is crucial.
There has never been a more critical time to effect change, especially with young and developing minds. Today's special guest, Titania Jordan, Chief Parent Officer at Bark Technologies is with us today to offer strategies to help parents kickstart meaningful dialogue with their children; how to talk to kids about hate and violence, especially when they're using apps like TikTok and YouTube as their main "news" source.
Bark Technologies was founded by a parent looking for a way to help keep his kids safe online while preserving their privacy. When he discovered that no such tool existed, he created one himself. We understand that parenting with technology is hard — after all, we’re the first generation of parents to raise kids with smartphones. Because of this, everything they do is guided by their perspective as parents trying to help protect kids in the digital age.
They do a tremendous amount of work in the area of protecting children, not just by monitoring websites, researching stats, and alerting millions of parents to issues of concern, but by serving as subject matter experts in all areas of parenting in a tech world.
Titania Jordanis the former host of NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA’s weekly television show Atlanta Tech Edge, was named a tech innovator and a mother of invention by The Atlantan in 2015. Past roles also include serving as the CMO of KidsLink, co-founder and CMO of PRIVET, and Executive Director of Band of Coders Girls Academy.