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Collin Kartchner, speaker

Collin Kartchner

    • Founder of #SavetheKids
    • Helping teens rise above social media/screen addiction harm to mental health
Full Bio
Fee Range, In-Person:

$7,500 - $10,000

Fee Range, Virtual: Please Inquire
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Can flip phones end our social media addiction? | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Can flip phones end our social media addiction? | TEDxSaltLakeCity

In 2017, Collin Kartchner started a popular parody Instagram account simply to make fun of social media and the culture of toxic perfectionism it has created. Instead of using his platform and large following to earn paid sponsor posts or ad dollars, he used his account to do good.

​When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Collin used social media to crowd-funded over $125,000 for Hurricane victims which he and his wife Liz then personally delivered to many families in Texas. Soon after when Hurricane Maria hit, he helped a group raise $350,000 for people in Puerto Rico. He then raised over $30,000 for three Utah children fighting cancer and threw the largest social-media created Christmas party for the kids. In February 2018, he raised over $15,000 in less than 12 hours to put "You are Loved" and "You are Beautiful" billboards across Utah seen an estimated 1.18M times.

In April 2018, Collin started a campaign to #SavetheKids from social media and screen addiction's negative effect on their mental and emotional health. His message has resonated with the masses, as he has since spoken to 300,000+ youth and adults across the country with a speaking schedule now booked out 12-18 months. He was even invited to speak at TEDxSaltLakeCity in 2018, as well as for invitations to speak at companies like Nike and Adidas. He has been interviewed for TV and newspapers on this topic many times, including Fox13, KUTV-2, KSL News, Fresh Living as well as articles in Salt Lake Tribune and authored articles for Deseret News. Collin's messages for students of all ages, parents, educators, and businesses is engaging, entertaining, emotional, and inspiring.

​Collin is on a crusade to help educate parents on the damage social media and 24/7 access to peer culture will have on their child's mental health. His goal is to help teens rise above social media comparison, negativity, cyberbullying, and the stress of being perfect. Every day Collin gets 100's of messages from teens sharing how social media is hurting their mental health, and how his message changed or even saved their lives.

His #SavetheKids Parent Awareness Nights have been a huge success, empowering parents to stop fighting their teen's phone use and start fighting FOR their teen. These events are usually standing room only.

Smart Phones & Social Media: Cigarettes 2.0

Not long ago, medical doctors endorsed, advertised for, and prescribed cigarettes to their patients. We look back at those ads and say "What were they thinking?" Research is now proving the epidemic rise in teen anxiety, depression, and suicide is linked to smart phone & social media use. Our kids have been guinea pigs in a tech experiment gone horribly wrong. We are facing a national public health crisis, and it's time to fix it. What side of history will we be on?

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