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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 208

Digital Safety 101: Back to School Edition, Part 2

with guest Sarah Kimmel

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | August 11, 2023 | 33 min.

In this must-listen second part of our Back to School series, Sarah Kimmel, a family tech expert, discusses effective strategies for parents who want to keep their children safe online.

Today's Guest(s)


Sarah Kimmel

Having spent over 20 years as an IT Manager, Sarah Kimmel now dedicates her time to helping families understand and manage the technology in their homes through her podcast, tv appearances, YouTube channel and social platforms.


Sarah emphasizes the importance of implementing parental controls and filters on devices and apps to create a safer online environment for children. She suggests using multiple layers of protection, such as in-app controls and on-device control settings like Apple Screen Time and Google Family Link. 

In this episode, you’ll learn how to:

  • Discover the methods to safeguard your children in the digital world.
  • Unearth the best practices to effectively implement parental controls and filters.
  • Learn effective ways to engage in an open dialogue with your children about web safety.
  • Acquire up-to-date knowledge about the latest technology trends and potential online threats.
  • Understand the empowering influence of technology on children and parents when used responsibly.



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