Ep. 48: Common Sense Media with Reid Broudy

Reid on the high ropes course at summer camp.

Something I always talk about is the parent child relationship.
It is so important, especially at this age.

Reid Broudy

Reid Broudy is a rising senior who attends Wildwood School in Los Angeles. Reid has been coming to Gold Arrow Camp since 2014 and recently completed the Junior Counselor program. His camp nickname is REX. Some of Reid’s extracurricular activities include serving as student body president, running his own club called Teens Make a Change, and being on the Common Sense Media Teen Council.

What is Common Sense Media?

Common Sense Media is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.  CSM provides accurate information and tools, as well as an independent forum so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. Find out more at www.commonsensemedia.org.

Reid, third from right, on Common Sense Media panel.

CSM’s Los Angeles Teen Council is designed to empower young people to become leaders and role models in the community by learning and speaking about issues of digital citizenship and literacy, and by modeling responsible media use. Reid, along with the other board members, travels to different events throughout Los Angeles and talk to Middle School Parents about today’s technology. They also answer questions and give tech/parenting advice while reflecting on their own middle school digital footprint.
Reid’s passion for technology has also expanded into building websites for different clients. Reid hopes to create a safer environment online and return back to camp soon!

Quotes from Reid

“Something I always talk about is the parent child relationship. It is so important, especially at this age.”
“Find a connection or passion that you and your child share that doesn’t involve screen time.”
“My dad and I have gotten really close because we like to go hiking every weekend.”
“Especially going into middle school or high school, you want to start with a trustworthy relationship.”
“What is really important for parents, I think, is to check how much you use social media.”
“If you go on any kid’s wall and look at their photos and their posts, everything just seems a little perfect.”
“When you see a friend’s photo, and it looks like they’re having a great time, and you’re on the coach at home not there, you just get down on yourself.”
“We really need to realize it’s fake. It’s not a perfect world.”
“Have these conversations with your kid. It is really, really important.”

Reid’s Contact Information

Instagram: @reidbroudy


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