Grom Social Founder Zach Marks Heads To Toronto As Part Of Online Safety Awareness Tour.

15 Year-Old Tech Entrepreneur Is A Critical Advocate For Promoting Safe Internet Practices Among Kids

For Immediate Release: 

TORONTO (Date) – Grom Social founder Zach Marks is travelling to Toronto on a city-wide awareness tour as part of his efforts to educate children and families about safe online practices. The 15 year-old entrepreneur and public speaker has become an inspiring advocate for Internet safety since he first launched Grom Social in 2012. Zach will be in Toronto from February 16 to 19.

Motivated to create Grom Social when his dad restricted him from using the social websites aimed at adults due to safety concerns, Zach has built Grom Social into a social networking powerhouse that boasts more than one million registered members. Exclusive to kids aged 5-16, Grom Social emphasizes positive values, online security, learning and social responsibility. Grom members connect with friends, play games and share experiences all within a safe environment that is monitored 24/7 by trained supervisors, many of whom are educators.

While Grom Social puts an emphasis on fun entertainment, the social site also focuses on education and social responsibility, with a special emphasis on anti-bullying. In addition, Grom Social technology prevents cursing, where all other members would only see ‘••••••.’ Importantly, the Grom Social staff of helpers can see every post through one screen – rather than having to continuously review the entire site – empowering them to instantly stop any inappropriate text from publication.

Zach makes regular appearances around the world to spread the message of Internet safety. As part of Zach’s Toronto tour, he will be making national media appearances on The Morning Show, Breakfast TV and YTV’s The Zone and Code Kids.

“I’ve always believed that kids should lead the way in promoting online safety,” said Marks. “We have a large responsibility on our shoulders to cultivate the Internet’s future, and with the world moving at lighting speed, the time to start is now. Toronto is a tech-driven city and I am delighted to be a part of its efforts in spreading social awareness about this important international issue.”

About Grom Social
Launched in 2012, Grom Social (“Grom” is an Australian slang term for a promising young surfer) has become the Internet’s safe social media destination for kids via its online destination and mobile app, endorsed by leaders in education and child development and trusted by parents. Having surpassed 2.3 million members, Grom Social also delivers an ideal environment for advertisers seeking to reach kids in all categories of entertainment and consumer products.

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