96 episodes

Scrolling 2 Death is a podcast for parents who are worried about social media. Through interviews with parents and experts, we explore smartphone use, screen time, school-issued devices, social media use and so much more. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scrolling2death/support

Scrolling 2 Death Nicki Reisberg

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Scrolling 2 Death is a podcast for parents who are worried about social media. Through interviews with parents and experts, we explore smartphone use, screen time, school-issued devices, social media use and so much more. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scrolling2death/support

    A Safer Web (with Frank McCourt)

    A Safer Web (with Frank McCourt)

    A safer web is possible. One that prioritizes safety and human rights. One that gives us back control over our data and our personhood.



    In this in-depth conversation with American billionaire and entrepreneur, Frank McCourt, he paints a picture of a future that is bright. We start with a discussion about Frank's "people's bid" to purchase TikTok; but this is about more than TikTok. It's about building technology to connect us and bring us together, instead of tearing us apart.



    This is the work being done by Frank and his team at Project Liberty. It's a movement that will require all of us to come together in support of a better world.



    Join the Fight!


    Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity and Dignity in the Digital Age
    Project Liberty: A Better Web, A Better World



    About Frank McCourt:

    Frank H. McCourt, Jr. is a civic entrepreneur and the executive chairman of McCourt Global, a private family company committed to building a better future through its work across the real estate, sports, technology, media, and capital investment industries, as well as its significant philanthropic activities. More here: https://www.mccourt.com/about/about-frank-mccourt/


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    • 41 min
    Big Tech Gut Check (week of June 10, 2024)

    Big Tech Gut Check (week of June 10, 2024)

    The Big Tech Gut Check is a super quick, weekly update on all things social media and Big Tech.



    Social Media & Big Tech highlights for this week:


    Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts co-sponsors Sammy's Law
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul pushes through major social media legislation
    Remote Amazon tribe connects to Musk's Starlink and immediately becomes hooked on social media and porn
    TikTok is testing Snapchat like Streaks - article here
    New Study finds that internet addiction alters brain chemistry in youth
    Snapchat's latest campaign "Less Likes. More Love." [gaslighting]



    Contact your Representative in the House: Visit house.gov and enter ZIP code at the top right to find your representative



    Contact your Senators: Visit senate.gov and use the state drop down at the top of your screen



    Check back on Fridays for everything that parents need to know about the platforms our children are spending hours on every day.


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    • 6 min
    Stand Up For Kids (with Josh Golin)

    Stand Up For Kids (with Josh Golin)

    Parents have it rough. There are no perfect options when it comes to our kids and tech. But there is hope!



    Today's conversation features Josh Golin of Fairplay, who is working to enhance children's wellbeing by eliminating the exploitative and harmful business practices of marketers and Big Tech.



    We discuss the reality of parenting in today's digital world, from tech in schools to social media concerns to kids online safety legislation. As with all conversations on Scrolling 2 Death, I hope you walk away feeling inspired to advocate for positive change in the digital world and with confidence in the power of your voice.



    Make your voice heard!


    Contact your Representative in the House: Visit house.gov and enter ZIP code at the top right to find your representative
    Contact your Senators: Visit senate.gov and use the state drop down at the top of your screen


    About Josh Golin

    Josh Golin is Executive Director of Fairplay, which works to enhance children's wellbeing by eliminating the exploitative and harmful business practices of marketers and big tech. Fairplay holds companies accountable for their harmful marketing and platform design choices, and advocates for policies that both protect children when they are online and help young people get the offline time they need to thrive. Under Josh's leadership, Fairplay filed the Federal Trade Commission complaint that led to the FTC's settlement with Google for COPPA violations on YouTube and led the international campaign that stopped Meta from releasing a version of Instagram for younger kids.



    Earlier this year, Fairplay, along with David's Legacy Foundation, launched ParentsSOS - an initiative of families who have lost their children to social media harms and advocate for the Kids Online Safety Act.



    Josh’s media appearances include Good Morning America, NPR, and Fox & Friends and he’s regularly quoted in major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has testified twice before Congress and regularly speaks to parents, professionals, and policymakers about how to create a healthier media environment for children and teens. He lives in Vermont with his wife Jennifer, their 15-year-old daughter and their hound, Jolene.


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    • 50 min
    The Trouble with TikTok (with Representative Kat Cammack)

    The Trouble with TikTok (with Representative Kat Cammack)

    Parents have a voice in the fight for kids' online safety.



    In the words of Congresswoman Kat Cammack, "At the end of the day, the Big Tech companies don't vote for me; parents back home vote for me. I want to do everything I possibly can to protect them and their families."



    In this conversation, we uncover the risks that social media poses to our children and what parents can do about it.



    Specifically, we get deep into what's happening with TikTok. Representative Cammack explains TikTok's ties to the Chinese Communist Part and emphasizes the need to regain control over our personal data.



    Parents - Use your voices!


    Reach out to your Member of Congress: house.gov
    Reach out to your Senators: senate.gov



    Meet Representative Cammack:

    Congresswoman Kat Cammack proudly serves Florida’s Third Congressional District, which includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Suwannee, and Union Counties in North Central Florida. During her first term in 2021-2022, she served as the youngest Republican woman in the 117th Congress.



    Kat is a third-generation commercial sandblaster who grew up on a cattle ranch outside Denver, Colorado, participating in local 4-H programs, the local rodeo, and sports. When she was younger, she had hopes of continuing the family business, but shortly before graduating from college at Metro State University Denver, an Obama-era housing program forced her family to lose their small cattle ranch and home. As a result, Kat was motivated to fight back against the failures of big government and has since dedicated her life’s work to fight big government and advance individual freedoms. Continued here.


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    • 28 min
    "My daughter was deceived to death." (with Matt Capelouto)

    "My daughter was deceived to death." (with Matt Capelouto)

    Matt Capelouto lost his daughter Alexandra to a fentanyl poisoning from a fake pill she purchased on Snapchat.

    The dangers of fentanyl are real and they are in the hands of children like yours. Through this vulnerable story, parents will learn about the fentanyl epidemic and how you can protect your children through preparation and open conversations.

    Learn about Matt's organization called Drug Induced Homicide.

    If you're interested in supporting Alexandra's Law and live in California:


    Sign up for California ballot measure updates here.
    Help Matt hold legislators accountable here.


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    • 42 min
    TikTok Killed My Son (with Jennie DeSerio)

    TikTok Killed My Son (with Jennie DeSerio)

    Jennie DeSerio lost her 16-year-old son Mason to suicide after he was served countless TikTok videos glorifying suicide.

    In this vulnerable discussion, Jennie warns parents against social media harms and describes several federal bills which would help protect our children online.

    To make your voice heard, contact your representative in the House and also your Senators:


    Contact your Representative in the House: Visit house.gov and enter ZIP code at the top right to find your representative
    Contact your Senators: Visit senate.gov and use the state drop down at the top of your screen


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    • 39 min

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