WHO WE ARE

About the Be In Touch team

OUR JOURNEY

How We Started

As a mother of two, Kate has experienced firsthand the challenges of educating, connecting and protecting her family in this digital world. She’s a “mum on a mission”, exploring, analysing and testing practical solutions to make online parenting easier and simpler, bringing all these tips and resources together for other like-minded parents.

Together with Josh, a father and an educator with a passion for digital wellness, she founded Be in Touch, so that no other parent need feel alone on this online parenting journey!

OUR PATH

Where We’re Going

We love technology AND our children – but sometimes we wish they didn’t go quite so well together! Just like you, we’re trying to figure out how to balance our children’s tech world with their health, safety and sanity – and ours!

We know that online parenting can feel overwhelming, so we’re all about sharing simple, practical solutions to help you on this journey.

We get parents, teachers and children thinking and talking about the online challenges they have, and how they can manage and overcome them. We run inspiring, life-changing learning experiences for children, parents and teachers – think tanks, talks, webinars, movie screenings, campaigns, challenges. We shift the focus from scare-mongering to real solutions. 

Our mission is all about “keeping kids safer and saner online”!

WHO WE ARE

MOTHER | THINKER | VISIONARY | FOUNDER

Kate

so From an interest in marine biology which broadened to “swimming with sharks” in a corporate environment as an environmental lawyer, Kate has always got involved in ventures that channel her passion for motivating others and making a difference. With a husband who views Whatsapp as the pinnacle of social media, she shoulders the burden of keeping up with the digital world and how to manage its impact on their teens!

The concept of Be In Touch was born out of requests from other like-minded, busy parents, to share her intel as she gathered it. And so, here we are!

FATHER | EDUCATOR | LUMINARY |
FOUNDER

Josh

After a degree in psychology, philosophy, and coaching, Josh spent his twenties travelling the world working as a model, actor and later a stuntman.

He’s seen and experienced first-hand the illusion of the ‘entertainment engine’ and decided to pursue purpose over profit. His broad scope of experience from working in organisational development to holding workshops for teens and tweens, means he always begins with the end in mind, and brings humour and realism to every interaction with adults and children.

5 STAR REVIEWS

What our customer say about us

  • My child's school had Be In Touch come in and talk to the students (including doing polls and surveys), and then followed that with a session for parents in which they shared some of the data, experiences, and conversations that came up. It made for a really relevant and focused session for the parents, with practical tips and solutions to assist them with keeping kids safe online. I also enjoyed the way they highlighted the partnership between schools, staff and parents, and prioritised children's safety and security over popularity and privacy. As a teacher and parent, I highly recommend Josh and Kate, and their sessions.

    Robyn Hendricks Klaasen Avatar Robyn Hendricks Klaasen
    August 12, 2022
  • positive review  Josh was amazing with our children, talking about tricky issues with poise. His warm personality let children have an immediate repore with him. This helped us get realistic results for the survey - a must for all schools who care about the digital wellbeing of their children. We are looking forward to further partnering with Be in Touch to help us guide our parents whom we hope will in turn help provide a safer online environment for their children.

    Charmaine Palm Avatar Charmaine Palm
    February 2, 2022
  • positive review  Josh and his team bring significant experience, best practice and the latest tech to the digital wellness space. Our learnings through Be In Touch really emphasize the dire need for all parents to step into a space or knowing how to manage your child’s online journey always supporting healthy usage. I highly recommend working with Josh

    Misha Teasdale Avatar Misha Teasdale
    December 14, 2020
  • I just attended a Cyber bullying webinar Josh did - just brilliant

    Lindy Halgreen Avatar Lindy Halgreen
    January 26, 2022
  • Such important information ! The interview on 702 was very insightful, thank you.

    Petra Durig Avatar Petra Durig
    May 16, 2022
  • positive review  The solution could not be more relevant.

    Arno Van Der Walt Avatar Arno Van Der Walt
    December 15, 2020
  • Elke ouer moet hulle volg. Baie goeie advies

    Lamprecht Lötter Avatar Lamprecht Lötter
    April 13, 2022
  • Practical tools and sound advice on 702 feature.

    Nolene MacIntyre Avatar Nolene MacIntyre
    May 16, 2022
  • Looking forward to trying out the platform. On paper, it looks super-boss. I will write a more detailed review once I have everything running (5 kids, 7 nieces/nephews - all under 15)

    Thabiso Lionel Madiba Avatar Thabiso Lionel Madiba
    May 16, 2022
  • positive review  Very nice webinar last night about creating a safer digital environment for our children online.

    Annabel Rautenbach Avatar Annabel Rautenbach
    March 11, 2022
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