ScreenStrong Families

Walker's Story: Social Media and Teen Sextortion with Brian Montgomery (#166)

September 27, 2023 Melanie Hempe / Brian Montgomery
ScreenStrong Families
Walker's Story: Social Media and Teen Sextortion with Brian Montgomery (#166)
Show Notes

In this episode, Melanie is joined by Brian Montgomery, a husband and father of four who courageously shares his family’s heartbreaking story. Brian’s son, Walker, tragically took his life due to the devastating effects of sextortion on Instagram. Brian’s unwavering transparency about this tragic event is an invaluable gift to us all.

In this emotionally charged conversation, Brian imparts invaluable advice for parents, reflecting on what he wishes he had known sooner. By opening up about Walker's story, Brian aims to ensure that no other family endures the same unbearable pain that his did. Join us as we honor Walker's memory and explore critical information that can help protect our children in the digital age.

Read more about the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA).

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Production Team:

  • Host: Melanie Hempe
  • Producer & Audio Editor: Olivia Kernekin