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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 218

Protecting Kids from Harmful Content

with guest Brent Dusing

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | November 10, 2023 | 34:02 min.

It’s tough to find safe and wholesome entertainment options for children in the digital age. The digital content children consume can significantly influence their thoughts, attitudes, and behavior. With the alarming rates of anxiety, depression, and moral decline among kids, it’s even more imperative to be selective about what kids consume. If you’re looking for better entertainment options for your children, this episode is a must-listen.

Today's Guest(s)


Brent Dusing

Brent Dusing created TruPlay to bring excellent, fun, beautiful, and biblically authentic entertainment to audiences worldwide. An entrepreneur at heart, Brent pioneered game creation with Christian content through Lightside Games, a Christian gaming studio reaching more than 7 million game players worldwide and resulting in 25,000 decisions for Christ. As the founder and CEO of Cellfire, Brent created the nation’s leading mobile coupon company, used today at grocers like Safeway and Kroger, leading Catalina Marketing to acquire Cellfire for $108M. Brent began his career as a venture capitalist at Menlo Ventures, where he sourced multiple 9-figure exits and generated top-quartile returns. Over his career, Brent has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and other news media. Brent has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.


What if there’s a way to provide your children safe and wholesome entertainment that nurtures their mind, heart, and spirit? 

As a parent himself, Brent Dusing understands the concerns and anxieties that come with raising children in a digital world. He shares his personal journey of addressing the rising rates of anxiety, depression, and moral decline among children through the creation of True Play, a platform that offers a refreshing and much-needed alternative in the world of children’s entertainment. Fueled by a desire to counter the negative influences and harmful content found in many video games, Brent set out to create a space where kids can have fun, engage with captivating stories, and learn valuable life lessons.

In this episode, you will learn how to:

  • Discover the power of biblically sound entertainment that nurtures your child’s mind, heart, and spirit.
  • Gain insights into the importance of media choices.
  • Teach character development and moral values through entertainment to shape your child’s behavior and choices.
  • Explore the world of safe and wholesome entertainment, where your child can enjoy age-appropriate content without compromising their innocence.



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