In Episode #71, I had the opportunity to sit down with Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer of Bark.Us. If you’ve been with me for a minute over here, you know that I have been singing the praises of Bark from the rooftops. I am an avid supporter of this online monitoring app that helps keep track of what my kids are doing on their phones and the internet.
Titania and I discussed the intersection of her baptist background and tech career. She shared how the internet and world of tech breached the protective bubble that she had grown up in, forcing her to look at the world through a wider lens. She talked about her faith and realization that there are questions she will never have answers to.
At the core of the work she does every day, she sees the worst depravity one can imagine, but she teaches us that when you are faced with seeing bad things happen to children, you can either get bogged down by it, or let it fuel your desire to pursue the mission. As a survivor of childhood sexual assault, she holds this work as personal and shares with us that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. In order to change these numbers, we must shed light on it and fight it. Titania and her team are optimistic that they will make an impact and fight this tragedy.
Titania shared with us the importance to lead by example.
“Your kids are going to learn more by watching what you do than listening to you.”
And encourages us to take a look at our behavior. Just like we can ask our kids, Are you in control or is Fortnite, they can ask us, is Mom in control or is Instagram?
Things you should know about your kids’ online activity:
Titania gives us tips for teaching our kids Safer Online Practices:
Titania ends with reminding us of this one simple fact: “It’s your job to keep them (your kids) safe on this planet: in real life and now in their digital lives.”
“Good Pictures, Bad Pictures” is a book that will help you talk with your children about sex and pornography.
Parenting in a Tech World is a facebook community that is a great resource for you to learn about your children's online use and ask for advice from other parents.
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