Technology evolves so quickly that the conventional wisdom and parental controls of just a few years ago are already outdated. Teenagers are flocking to a new crop of social media apps, most of which are news to parents and leaders. We’ll dive deep into a dozen apps that you probably haven’t heard of, but your teens have.

This session was part of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City on April 18, 2015.

Dr. Charles D. Knutson is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at BYU and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Oregon State University. He’s the father of ten children ages 16 to 28, and has been professionally involved in technology for more than 30 years (including engineering stints at Hewlett-Packard and Novell). Prof. Knutson has taught classes on Internet Safety at BYU’s Campus Education Week, and taught a senior course at BYU entitled Ethics and Computers in Society. He founded the non-profit Internet Safety Project, and hosts the Internet Safety Podcast to educate parents, teachers, and teens about the benefits and risks of technology. He is the author of more than 130 technical and professional publications, as well as Digital Mists of Darkness, a book on Internet safety targeted to LDS parents and leaders (digitalmists.com).

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