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  • Writer's pictureNicki Reisberg

The Dangerous World of Anonymous Apps (with Kristin Bride)

Updated: 5 days ago



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Show Notes


This interview is dedicated to Carson Bride.


In this emotional conversation, Kristin Bride tells Nicki the personal story of losing her son to suicide after being cyberbullied on anonymous apps linked to Snapchat, and her subsequent advocacy work.


Trigger warning: In this episode, we talk about suicide. If this will be too difficult for you, please skip to the next episode.


Kristin also shares her work with the Fairplay Network and the Online Harms Prevention work group, which aims to educate parents on online harms and advocate for legislation. The conversation emphasizes the tragic consequences of online harms and the need for parents to be critical thinkers and protect their children online.


Parents can learn about the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) by visiting passkosa.org and consider taking action to advocate for the legislation.


Takeaways:

  • Anonymous apps pose significant dangers to children, including cyberbullying and exposure to harmful content.

  • Kristin advises parents to delay their children's access to social media and have ongoing conversations about the dangers of technology.

  • Creating communities of like-minded parents can provide support and resources for navigating the challenges of parenting in the digital age.

  • We discuss the need for legislation and parental awareness to protect children from the negative impacts of anonymous apps and social media.

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