Carabin Shaw’s Latest Charity Donation to nextTalk Empowers Local Parents

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Anna Shaw selects nextTalk local charity for Carabin Shaw’s latest donation.


Carabin Shaw Awards Local Non-profit Seeking to Keep Texas Children Safe Online

Carabin Shaw is pleased to announce its latest charitable donation to nextTalk, a non-profit started in San Antonio and aims to give Texas kids a safer online experience.

“In 2013, my daughter asked a highly-sexualized question. I didn’t know ‘this thing’ existed until I was a 19-year-old college student. She was nine, in the fourth grade, and did not have a phone.” Mandy Majors, founder and executive director of nextTalk.

Children are constantly exposed to digital threats and inappropriate content online with the prevalence of social media platforms. Parents today are struggling to keep up — fortunately, nextTalk is here to help.

Did You Know?

More than 50% of tweens (kids ages 10 to 12) have been exposed to inappropriate online content.

Internet Safety for San Antonio Kids

The internet is not a safe place for your children. When your kids are online, they are exposed to constant threats like:

  • Cyber Bullying — 37% of kids have been a target of cyberbullying.
  • Pornography — 70% of kids ages 7 to 18 have accidentally been exposed to pornography on the internet.
  • Predators — An estimated 50,000 online predators are active at any given moment.
  • Hackers — Hackers often target young gamers, who are more trusted and easily influenced than adults.
  • Scammers — Cyber fraud targets those 20 years old and younger more than any other age group.
  • Inappropriate Content — 44% of kids 11 and younger admitted to viewing inappropriate content without their parent’s knowledge.

But since the pandemic, almost everything is online! You can’t just keep your kids away from the internet. But you also can’t be watching them all the time. So, how can parents keep their kids safe while they’re using the internet?

nextTalk has a biblically-based solution for struggling parents.

Empowering an Environment of Open Communication

According to their website, nextTalk’s method is based on Deuteronomy 6:6-7, which instructs parents to teach their children throughout the day. Applying this principle practically, Mandy Majors encourages parents to talk to their kids about online safety and appropriate online behavior.

Online filters and parental settings are helpful, but hackers, scammers, and predators will eventually figure out a way around these programs and continue targeting your kids. Keeping your kids safe wherever they are and on whatever platform they’re using means teaching your child how to behave online and what to watch out for.

But talking to your 7-year-old about sexuality and predators can be difficult — how can you properly equip them without saying too much?

Fortunately, Mandy and the rest of nextTalk help parents with kids ages 7 to 24 in private, public, or homeschool talk to their kids. You can check out their website for their podcast, expert counselors, events, and other resources here.

Child Injury Attorneys Serving San Antonio

The internet can lead your child to incredibly dangerous activities. Remember the Tide Pod challenge? Or when putting corn on a power drill was trendy?

If your child was injured in the San Antonio area because of someone’s negligent actions (even online), we can help. Carabin Shaw has been helping San Antonio parents get justice for their injured children for 30 years because we care.

Call our firm for immediate, free help at 800-862-1260 or use the live chat at the bottom right of your screen. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹nextTalk Website

²Child Internet Statistics

³Hacker Targeting Behavior



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