Social media activitist to speak at Potsdam High School
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 5:34 pm

POTSDAM – Collin Kartchner, a self-described “social media activist” and father of 3, will lead a #SavetheKids and #SavetheParents event at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Potsdam High School auditorium to answer parents’ questions about the potential risks their children face online.

He is hosting a series of talks around the North Country, helping teenagers and their parents handle concerns about their online lives. Potsdam parents, along with Superintendent Joann Chambers helped organize the events.

Kartchner will speak about Snapchat, Instagram and other social media outlets.

Kartchner decided to fight Instagram with Instagram, and has started a nationwide movement called #SavetheKids, a crusade to help people both young and old rise above the negative effects of social media and screen-addiction, while showing the world how to use it for good, said a press release from the school.

Using social media, Collin raised $100k’s for hurricane victims, kids fighting cancer, and orphans in South America.

Visit or follow @collinkartchner on Instagram for more information.