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

  • Great platform... Keep your children safe

    Kelby Tansley Avatar Kelby Tansley
    May 16, 2022
  • positive review  Thanks for the awesome webinar today - very helpful and inspiring!

    Nicola Moor Kendall Avatar Nicola Moor Kendall
    February 16, 2022
  • positive review  Be in Touch is an absolute invaluable initiative and resource for parents and their children, and even for grandparents like myself, as we navigate this ever growing digital landscape. The digital connected world has such incredible value, but also many challenges, as not only we are being exposed to very powerful negative agendas over the web, but also the danger of devices being the new addiction. Josh and team, thanks so much for coming form a deep values-based motivation to support us in this way.

    Tertia Smit Avatar Tertia Smit
    December 17, 2020
  • 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  Simple, insightful - what all busy parents need

    Rmd Gammatec Avatar Rmd Gammatec
    December 10, 2020
  • Thanks for helping us keep our kids safe online! Get these guys into your school.

    Devin Lester Avatar Devin Lester
    May 18, 2022
  • Seems obvious but less than half of educated parents have any parental control for their children's phone / digital devices - To be considered a good parent.... this is a most basic parental requirement!

    Dillon Serretta Avatar Dillon Serretta
    May 18, 2022
  • Lovely and informative interview on 702.

    Tumi Moshe Avatar Tumi Moshe
    May 16, 2022
  • HOW I MANAGE MY KID’S DEVICES

    Tebogo Mokgoko Avatar Tebogo Mokgoko
    May 16, 2022
  • Elke ouer moet hulle volg. Baie goeie advies

    Lamprecht Lötter Avatar Lamprecht Lötter
    April 13, 2022
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