Posts by

Dane Witbeck

CEO & Co-Founder @ Pinwheel


In Support of the #LetParentsProtect Campaign

I co-founded Pinwheel because I’m personally driven to give kids access to technology in the healthiest possible way. But today, I’m writing as a dad. I feel compelled to share this petition to#LetParentsProtect, which urges every social media platform to let parental monitoring tools have a voice in helping to protect kids. 

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Why Online Safety Will Never Work For Our Kids

When I started Pinwheel, I noticed a LOT of companies around parent / family tech use “safety” as their rallying cry and the basis for their brand. I get it. Safety for our kids pulls at our heartstrings as parents. We all want safety for kids.We can’t stand to see them hurt. In the dangerous world we see online, we feel extremely out of control to stop the possibility of harm. It makes sense that safety is something to aspire to and to work towards, and to be clear we talk about it A LOT and work on it A TON at Pinwheel. BUT, safety is never going to be there 100% for our kids… not offline... and not online. 

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