Living Wholehearted

July 25, 2023

Episode 191: What You NEED to Know About Internet Safety for Your Kids with BJ Park

Are you concerned about internet safety for your kids? Where are kids vulnerable today? Is TikTok safe or not? What makes a kid more vulnerable to an online predator? This episode is vital to every parent and any adult working with children today. However, know that this topic might be triggering. We do hope you will share this information, or even this whole podcast with your kids, but make sure you listen first and decide what is appropriate for the age and stage of your children. 


Our guest, BJ Park is a prosecuting attorney for the state of Oregon for crimes committed against children. He has worked with the FBI, Homeland Security, and city, county and state police from Chicago to Portland, Oregon. With twenty years of experience, he has developed internet safety presentations to help educate kids, parents, and anybody who works with children on the topic of internet safety. There are so many things loving parents don’t know about technology and the ways it is used to harm children. BJ is married with two children of his own and cares deeply about helping children be smart when it comes to their gaming, phones, and social media. This is a must-listen and with such an important topic, we extended our time a bit. From questions like, “What do predators know that parents don’t know?” to “Is Tick Tock okay for our kids – why or why not?” and “What is the one thing every parent NEEDS to know before they hand their child a smartphone?”, BJ answers with so much wisdom and truth. Share this with others! 


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And, if you need trauma-therapy for you or your kids or could benefit from parent coaching around how to manage devices in your home, go to, sign up for our newsletter to get free resources, and contact one of our professional counselors or coaches. 


Women, you are invited to join the next Women’s Wholehearted Leadership Cohort – scheduled to start this fall. The application is open! Go to for more info. You can also go to to start developing a trusted and safe relationship and community for you and your daughter. 




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Grateful for you,

Jeff & Terra


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We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!


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