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Are you struggling with raising kids in the digital age? Do you have a nagging feeling that you need to be doing more, but don’t know what? Or have young kiddos asking for tech and don't know where to start? Going a little crazy with navigating all of the digital things?

Welcome to The Be THAT Mom Movement, a movement of moms born out of discovering the hard way that we HAVE to be proactive about protecting our children in our digital world with this new realm of parenting!

Being THAT Mom is an empowerment movement, where we are unafraid of taking a stand for our children, & where we get to choose what is right for our family, our kids, & ourselves.

Being THAT Mom also means finding time to get grounded, tapping into our inner strength, self-care, health, & living a life by design, because navigating this new realm of parenting needs us to be fully present and strong.

Join me in stepping up into being THAT Mom with strength, knowledge, and courage, so that together we can be proud of protecting our kids while navigating the ups & downs of this new realm of parenting. #beTHATMom #beTHATMomStrong #beTHATMomMovement

Connect with me: dolly@dollydenson.com
Learn More: https://www.dollydenson.com
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The Be THAT Mom Movement Podcast: Protecting kids in a digital world Dolly Denson

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Are you struggling with raising kids in the digital age? Do you have a nagging feeling that you need to be doing more, but don’t know what? Or have young kiddos asking for tech and don't know where to start? Going a little crazy with navigating all of the digital things?

Welcome to The Be THAT Mom Movement, a movement of moms born out of discovering the hard way that we HAVE to be proactive about protecting our children in our digital world with this new realm of parenting!

Being THAT Mom is an empowerment movement, where we are unafraid of taking a stand for our children, & where we get to choose what is right for our family, our kids, & ourselves.

Being THAT Mom also means finding time to get grounded, tapping into our inner strength, self-care, health, & living a life by design, because navigating this new realm of parenting needs us to be fully present and strong.

Join me in stepping up into being THAT Mom with strength, knowledge, and courage, so that together we can be proud of protecting our kids while navigating the ups & downs of this new realm of parenting. #beTHATMom #beTHATMomStrong #beTHATMomMovement

Connect with me: dolly@dollydenson.com
Learn More: https://www.dollydenson.com
Work w/me: Free downloads at dollydenson.com/store

    Episode 63: Are you guilty of sharenting? How much is too much?

    Episode 63: Are you guilty of sharenting? How much is too much?

    Sharing our kid's lives on social media has become common, but there is a point where we may overshare. Here are a few tips to help navigate this!
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Tips for using Bark + Digital Resources
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Resources
    Get your BARK subscription today! Use code BETHATMOM at https://www.bark.us
    Stay connected with the Be THAT Mom Movement via our channel in the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @bethatmom on the app.
    Get tips and tools for your own wellness using the Align Your Life Wellness channel on the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @alignyourlife on the app. You can also get more info at https:.//www.dollydenson.com
    For a FREE DIGITAL RESOURCE GUIDE download CLICK HERE or go to https://www.dollydenson.com/digitalresources
    For more info on the Tick Talk Watch: CLICK HERE. Use code BETHATMOM for $10 off!!
    Grab the Pinwheel phone for your kid's first phone, and avoid the addiction and battle created by giving a smartphone too soon: Click here or go to https://www.pinwheel.com and use code BETHATMOM-TEN for a discount! 
    More info on the Gabb Wireless phone: CLICK HERE or use code BETHATMOM for a discount at https://www.gabbwireless.com
    Add a BARK subscription to your Pinwheel phone or smart phone for added security. Use code BETHATMOM for 20% off for life! https://www.bark.us
    BARK HOME: CLICK here!!
    Covenant Eyes 30 day free trial CLICK HERE!!
     
    Full Transcription:

    Speaker 1 (00:00):
    It is a term now officially in the dictionary. And that is the term Sharon tink, which is a combination of sharing in parenting and how most parents will go on social media to share about their kids and sometimes overshare about their kids and what that means as far as oversharing can be anything from things that may be when they're older, they want to be kept private, or they might find them embarrassing to some parents who create accounts. That's all about shaming, their kids, or just, you know, kind of talking about all the struggles of parenting and not necessarily intentionally shaming them, but ultimately kind of doing that by kind of making light of it or making fun of it or being sarcastic about it. So that is a phenomenon kind of a controversial thing that we are seeing now, now that social media and all the things have been out for over a decade. And so it's definitely something that us as parents that are being proactive in this space need to think about and need to think through and realize that our actions on social media are also going to impact our kids. So that's what we're going to talk about today.
    Speaker 2 (01:14):
    Welcome to your source for tips, tools, and support to help you be that mom that is tuned in and proactive for yourself, your family, and for the wild ride of raising kids in this digital age, inspired by a mother's love with a relatable real life. Proud to be that mom flair. This is the bead that mom movement with your host, Dolly Denson, Hey friends. Do,
    Speaker 1 (01:40):
    Did you hear there is an app that will transform the safety of your kids, smartphone and technology use. It is my favorite way to sleep easy at night and have peace of mind because it is monitoring my kids' activity online without me being in their business. It is the bark app and yes, bark like a dog bark bark bark. It tells you when there's something that you need to be concerned about starting at a small fee each month, you can protect your whole family across all devices. Get connected with bark today. Use code, be that mom for 20% off your subscription for life and get a seven day free trial to check it out. So a little bit of a disclaimer here today. I am in my closet recording. It's the quietest place in my house. If you've listened to my podcast for any length of time, you probably heard me mention it.
    Speaker 1 (02:25):
    Well, it is right next to the utility room and our

    • 13 min
    Episode 62: Monitor your kids' smart phone use with this tracking tool!

    Episode 62: Monitor your kids' smart phone use with this tracking tool!

    Using a monitoring tool or device is imperative when introducing our kids to the deep blue sea of the digital world. The MSpy tool is a great option to consider! 
    Check out the MSpy Tool HERE
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Tips for using Bark + Digital Resources
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Resources
    Get your BARK subscription today! Use code BETHATMOM at https://www.bark.us
    Stay connected with the Be THAT Mom Movement via our channel in the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @bethatmom on the app.
    Get tips and tools for your own wellness using the Align Your Life Wellness channel on the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @alignyourlife on the app. You can also get more info at https:.//www.dollydenson.com
    For a FREE DIGITAL RESOURCE GUIDE download CLICK HERE or go to https://www.dollydenson.com/digitalresources
    For more info on the Tick Talk Watch: CLICK HERE. Use code BETHATMOM for $10 off!!
    Grab the Pinwheel phone for your kid's first phone, and avoid the addiction and battle created by giving a smartphone too soon: Click here or go to https://www.pinwheel.com and use code BETHATMOM-TEN for a discount! 
    More info on the Gabb Wireless phone: CLICK HERE or use code BETHATMOM for a discount at https://www.gabbwireless.com
    Add a BARK subscription to your Pinwheel phone or smart phone for added security. Use code BETHATMOM for 20% off for life! https://www.bark.us
    BARK HOME: CLICK here!!
    Covenant Eyes 30 day free trial CLICK HERE!!
     
    Full Transcription: 

    Speaker 1 (00:00):
    The influence of a phone is insidious and it happens very gradually over time. But if we can set up a way to monitor our kids' use of the phone and help them have guidance, we can help that impact of the phone be a more positive trajectory. So I have talked over and over and over again about different ways to monitor your kid's phone and activity online. And today I want to talk about a new one that I have stumbled upon. And if you happen to be a listener from a country outside of the United States, which I know I have multiple listeners from other countries, this is something that is available worldwide and most likely available in your country. So it is something that you can utilize for your children no matter where you are in the world. So stay tuned. We're going to take a deep dive in looking at this and look at the pros and cons. And I'll give you the information so you can check it out and see if it would be a good fit for you and yours.
    Speaker 2 (01:03):
    Welcome to your source for tips, tools, and support to help you be that mom that is tuned in and proactive for yourself, your family, and for the wild ride of raising kids in this digital age, inspired by a mother's love with a relatable real life. Proud to be that mom flair. This is the bead that mom movement with your host, Dolly Denson. Holy moly, check that
    Speaker 1 (01:29):
    If you were a mom that is looking to give your kiddo a phone, but you don't want to open up the world of the smartphone to them yet, check out the pinwheel phone. The pinwheel phone is the latest and greatest for dumb smartphones. It gives you absolute control over what they do and who they can contact, and we'll help them to develop healthy habits around using a phone, check out pinwheel@pennwell.com use code be that mom 10 for a discount. So if you've listened to even one or two of my episodes, you've probably heard me mentioned Bart and all the amazing things that bark is able to offer for your kid. But one thing that has always kind of bugged me a little bit is that bark is not available outside of the U S or the continental United States. If I am recalling correctly and they haven't changed anything.
    Speaker 1 (02:17):
    So for all of you listeners that are not in the us, I know that you're probably like, blah, blah, blah. Here. She goes again about this thing that I can't access. So today

    • 15 min
    Episode 61: Tik Tok trends & the trickle down effect: Be in the know!

    Episode 61: Tik Tok trends & the trickle down effect: Be in the know!

    Whether your kid is allowed on Tik Tok or not, the trends tend to trickle down from peers that are, so listen in today to hear more about these & be in the know!
     
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Tips for using Bark + Digital Resources
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Resources
    Get your BARK subscription today! Use code BETHATMOM at https://www.bark.us
    Stay connected with the Be THAT Mom Movement via our channel in the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @bethatmom on the app.
    Get tips and tools for your own wellness using the Align Your Life Wellness channel on the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @alignyourlife on the app. You can also get more info at https:.//www.dollydenson.com
    For a FREE DIGITAL RESOURCE GUIDE download CLICK HERE or go to https://www.dollydenson.com/digitalresources
    For more info on the Tick Talk Watch: CLICK HERE. Use code BETHATMOM for $10 off!!
    Grab the Pinwheel phone for your kid's first phone, and avoid the addiction and battle created by giving a smartphone too soon: Click here or go to https://www.pinwheel.com and use code BETHATMOM-TEN for a discount! 
    More info on the Gabb Wireless phone: CLICK HERE or use code BETHATMOM for a discount at https://www.gabbwireless.com
    Add a BARK subscription to your Pinwheel phone or smart phone for added security. Use code BETHATMOM for 20% off for life! https://www.bark.us
    BARK HOME: CLICK here!!
    Covenant Eyes 30 day free trial CLICK HERE!!
    Full Transcription:

    Speaker 1 (00:00):
    Whether your kiddo is on Tech-Talk or a friend of theirs is the things that happen on Tik TOK are trickling out in, uh, to our children's lives. And it can be something as simple as a funny little dance move or combination of dance moves, or it can proceed into things that could be dangerous or age inappropriate for your kiddo. So today we are going to talk about some of the trends that are seen on Tik TOK and how even if your kiddo is not allowed on that app, it can trickle out to them in their peer groups. So you can be on the up and up and be that mom for your kiddo. Stay tuned.
    Speaker 2 (00:39):
    Welcome to your source for tips, tools, and support to help you be that mom that is tuned in and proactive for yourself, your family, and for the wild ride of raising kids in this digital age, inspired by a mother's love with a relatable real life. Proud to be that mom flair. This is the bead that mom movement with your host Darlie Denson.
    Speaker 1 (01:05):
    And did you hear there is an app that will transform the safety of your kids, smartphone and technology use it is my favorite way to sleep easy at night and have peace of mind because it is monitoring my kids' activity online without me being in their business. It is the bark app and yes, bark like a dog bark bark bark. It tells you when there's something that you need to be concerned about starting at a small fee each month, you can protect your whole family across all devices. Get connected with bark today. Use code, be that mom for 20% off your subscription for life and get a seven day free trial to check it out. So if you grew up around the time I did, I may be aging myself if you're younger than me, but I grew up in the seventies, eighties and early nineties when I was getting out of high school.
    Speaker 1 (01:48):
    And if you grew up during those years, you'll recall that we had movies coming out on VHS tapes. I'm not sure when DVDs and things like that started to evolve and come into the picture. But I mostly remember VHS tapes and, you know, having to go check them out at the local movie place where you check out tapes and be kind and rewind and all of those things. But if you think back to pre-internet days, a lot of times we learned our trends and slang and you know, what clothes to wear fashion sense, all of that through the movies we watched or the music or bands that we listen to. The ones that

    • 18 min
    Episode 60: Add a digital filter at home to avoid what they can't unsee!

    Episode 60: Add a digital filter at home to avoid what they can't unsee!

    We can't always be by our kids side when using a computer at home, so this episode highlights two options to help you navigate this! 
     
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    BARK Home: CLICK HERE for more info! 

    FREE DOWNLOAD: Tips for using Bark + Digital Resources
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Resources
    Get your BARK subscription today! Use code BETHATMOM at https://www.bark.us
    Stay connected with the Be THAT Mom Movement via our channel in the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @bethatmom on the app.
    Get tips and tools for your own wellness using the Align Your Life Wellness channel on the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @alignyourlife on the app. You can also get more info at https:.//www.dollydenson.com
    For a FREE DIGITAL RESOURCE GUIDE download CLICK HERE or go to https://www.dollydenson.com/digitalresources
    For more info on the Tick Talk Watch: CLICK HERE. Use code BETHATMOM for $10 off!!
    Grab the Pinwheel phone for your kid's first phone, and avoid the addiction and battle created by giving a smartphone too soon: Click here or go to https://www.pinwheel.com and use code BETHATMOM-TEN for a discount! 
    More info on the Gabb Wireless phone: CLICK HERE or use code BETHATMOM for a discount at https://www.gabbwireless.com
    Add a BARK subscription to your Pinwheel phone or smart phone for added security. Use code BETHATMOM for 20% off for life! https://www.bark.us
    BARK HOME: CLICK here!!
    Covenant Eyes 30 day free trial CLICK HERE!!
     
    Full Transcription:

    Speaker 1 (00:00):
    So, if you have been here for any length of time, you've heard me talk about the layered approach. When it comes to monitoring all the digital things, setting up boundaries and helping guide your kids in the digital world. Well, today we are going to chat about a deep dive, into a couple of tools that you can use to help you keep some peace of mind when it comes to letting your kids get on computers in school, issued devices and all the things I've talked about this in a couple of other episodes. But today I want to go specifically into two tools that I have found that I think could possibly be the best options out there right now. So I highly encourage you to check them out, but stay tuned. We're going to chat about this
    Speaker 2 (00:41):
    First. Welcome to your source for tips, tools, and support to help you be that mom that is tuned in and proactive for yourself, your family, and for the wild ride of raising kids in this digital age, inspired by a mother's love with a relatable real life. Proud to be that mom flair. This is the bead that mom movement with your host, Dolly Denson, Hey friends,
    Speaker 1 (01:10):
    Did you hear there is an app that will transform the safety of your kids, smartphone and technology use. It is my favorite way to sleep easy at night and have peace of mind because it is monitoring my kids' activity online without me being in their business. It is the bark app and yes, bark like a dog bark bark bark. It tells you when there's something that you need to be concerned about starting at a small fee each month, you can protect your whole family across all devices. Get connected with bark today. Use code, be that mom for 20% off your subscription for life and get a seven day free trial to check it out. Okay, so you hear me talk about not giving your kid, the smartphone at a really young age, starting out with something like a pinwheel phone or a gab phone, both are great, great options.
    Speaker 1 (01:56):
    And then complementing that with bark. If you use a pinwheel phone, if you give them a smartphone or whenever you do using bark to help you monitor while the other piece of the puzzle is when you let them access a computer to get online. And you're wondering, how do you regulate this? When ads pop up, that they can click on. And all of these things ar

    • 19 min
    Episode 59: When raising kids in the digital age is too much, do this!

    Episode 59: When raising kids in the digital age is too much, do this!

    Sometimes the day to day of raising kids these days is too much, but this episode talks about a few suggestions you can do to help you keep your focus and your resolve! 
     
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Tips for using Bark + Digital Resources
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Resources
    Get your BARK subscription today! Use code BETHATMOM at https://www.bark.us
    Stay connected with the Be THAT Mom Movement via our channel in the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @bethatmom on the app.
    Get tips and tools for your own wellness using the Align Your Life Wellness channel on the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @alignyourlife on the app. You can also get more info at https:.//www.dollydenson.com
    For a FREE DIGITAL RESOURCE GUIDE download CLICK HERE or go to https://www.dollydenson.com/digitalresources
    For more info on the Tick Talk Watch: CLICK HERE. Use code BETHATMOM for $10 off!!
    Grab the Pinwheel phone for your kid's first phone, and avoid the addiction and battle created by giving a smartphone too soon: Click here or go to https://www.pinwheel.com and use code BETHATMOM-TEN for a discount! 
    More info on the Gabb Wireless phone: CLICK HERE or use code BETHATMOM for a discount at https://www.gabbwireless.com
    Add a BARK subscription to your Pinwheel phone or smart phone for added security. Use code BETHATMOM for 20% off for life! https://www.bark.us
    BARK HOME: CLICK here!!
    Covenant Eyes 30 day free trial CLICK HERE!!
     FULL TRANSCRIPTION:

    Speaker 1 (00:00):
    When looking at all the things that you're trying to manage with your kids, do you ever get overwhelmed and feel like, Oh my God, I cannot do this. Well today's episode is going to talk about how we focus on these things and a way for us to have more perspective, stay tuned,
    Speaker 2 (00:22):
    Welcome to your source for tips, tools, and support to help you be that mom that is tuned in and proactive for yourself, your family, and for the wild ride of raising kids in this digital age, inspired by a mother's love with a relatable real life. Proud to be that mom flair. This is the bead that mom movement with your host, Dolly Denson, Hey friends,
    Speaker 1 (00:48):
    Did you hear there is an app that will transform the safety of your kids, smartphone and technology use. It is my favorite way to sleep easy at night and have peace of mind because it is monitoring my kids' activity online without me being in their business. It is the bark app and yes, bark like a dog bark bark bark. It tells you when there's something that you need to be concerned about starting at a small fee each month, you can protect your whole family across all devices. Get connected with bark today. Use code, be that mom for 20% off your subscription for life and get a seven day free trial to check it out. So today's episode is coming to you from my front porch. Yes, it is true. I am not in my closet today, but today I am just feeling like I want a change of pace in new scenery while I chat with you.
    Speaker 1 (01:36):
    I think we can all agree that things have been heavy in our world. I know a lot of you listen to me from all over the world, which is such an amazing thing. And thank you so so much for tuning in. I have had some amazing reviews of the podcast come in in the last week. And I just thank you so much for your kind words and for tuning in and listening to me, if you haven't left me a review, please hop over there. It's very simple to do through the Apple app or whichever app you're listening to me through because that will help me to rank higher and be kind of pushed out into the inboxes of parents, looking for something of this nature to, you know, guide them. And it's always my goal to just get this into the ears of more moms and more parents in general, because this is absolutely a realm of parenting that is here to stay and we cannot ignore.
    Speaker 1 (02:32):
    So w

    • 17 min
    Episode 58: What to know when allowing your kid on Pinterest?

    Episode 58: What to know when allowing your kid on Pinterest?

    Pinterest is more than just innocent pins. This episodes will give you a heads up on things to consider when giving your kiddo access to Pinterest.
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Tips for using Bark + Digital Resources
    FREE DOWNLOAD: Digital Resources
    Get your BARK subscription today! Use code BETHATMOM at https://www.bark.us
    Stay connected with the Be THAT Mom Movement via our channel in the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @bethatmom on the app.
    Get tips and tools for your own wellness using the Align Your Life Wellness channel on the Telegram app: Subscribe HERE or search for @alignyourlife on the app. You can also get more info at https:.//www.dollydenson.com
    For more info on the Tick Talk Watch: CLICK HERE. Use code BETHATMOM for $10 off!!
    Grab the Pinwheel phone for your kid's first phone, and avoid the addiction and battle created by giving a smartphone too soon: Click here or go to https://pinwheel.com/?ref=dollydenson and use code BETHATMOM-TEN for a discount! 
    More info on the Gabb Wireless phone: CLICK HERE or use code BETHATMOM for a discount at https://www.gabbwireless.com
    Add a BARK subscription to your Pinwheel phone or smart phone for added security. Use code BETHATMOM for 20% off for life! https://www.bark.us
    Gryphon Router: CLICK HERE
    BARK HOME: CLICK here!!
    Covenant Eyes 30 day free trial CLICK HERE!!
     FULL TRANSCRIPTION:

    Speaker 1 (00:00):
    Okay. This one really took me by surprise when I started digging into it. And so I have to bring this to your attention too. If you are not aware of this today, we are going to talk about Pinterest and how it could be a risk for your kiddo and how we navigate it. Going forward. Stay tuned,
    Speaker 2 (00:21):
    Welcome to your source for tips, tools, and support to help you be that mom that is tuned in and proactive for yourself, your family, and for the wild ride of raising kids in this digital age, inspired by a mother's love with a relatable, real life. Proud to be that mom flair. This is the bead that mom movement with your host, Dolly Denson
    Speaker 1 (00:46):
    Friends. Did you hear there is an app that will transform the safety of your kids, smartphone and technology use. It is my favorite way to sleep easy at night and have peace of mind because it is monitoring my kids' activity online without me being in their business. It is the bark app and yes, bark like a dog bark bark bark. It tells you when there's something that you need to be concerned about starting at a small fee each month, you can protect your whole family across all devices. Get connected with bark today. Use code, be that mom for 20% off your subscription for life and get a seven day free trial to check it out. So Holy moly, like if it didn't have to get more complicated, how in the world is Pinterest, the place that we need to worry about the content that our child is consuming?
    Speaker 1 (01:33):
    It absolutely is. After I started digging, I was like, Holy cow, this is another place we need to pay attention to. Thankfully like I've mentioned and seeing their praises and probably every episode. And you're probably sick of hearing about them. Bark does monitor Pinterest. So that might be a major saving grace if you are wanting to allow your kiddo to be on Pinterest, but I want to talk about some of the specific risks. So you are aware. And so you can have a conversation with your kid and, you know, kind of keep a close eye on things when it comes to this. I think the biggest risk that all of us as parents have is to think that any of these things are benign and to not keep a close eye. So all of the things that I always talk about with monitoring and setting up that conversation and all of that is always, always, always a good thing.
    Speaker 1 (02:26):
    And just using something like bark to monitor, but also using which I haven't mentioned in several episodes, but the

    • 18 min

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Jennyly81 ,

Thank you!

Thank you so much for sharing your passion with keeping our kids safe. Great information and great content!

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Ridiculously good! Soo needed this!

Thank you so much, Dolly! I going you through Stefanie Gass’s podcast and as soon as you mentioned you y’all about kids and digital I went straight over here. I just listened to the episode about Roblox because my son (13 yo) has been on this platform. He’s using it to create digital t-shirts) and wants to sell it but I’ve been resistant to give him complete access to how he wants to use it - his next idea is to create a (paid) group. Apparently, it’s the only way for him to sell his shirts.

Anyways, there’s so much to say but most importantly I came here to n say Thank you for your podcast! I immediately sent the roblox episode to my husband and told him to listen to it on his way home from work. He sent me a voxer message to let me know how thankful he was that I sent him the episode and that he will be taking the precautions you mentioned in our sons roblox account. Also, he’s going to sign up for bark!!! This is an answered prayer 🙏🏻 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻!!

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So NEEDED!

I am an uncle to many neieces and newphew and Dolly's podcast shed light on all the things my family has shared with about their experience and challenges with their tween/teens and social media. Dolly has some much to share and her calling is clear for each parent to learn how to protect their kids.
Thank y ou Dolly for your podcast! It is a gift!

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