Canada's YTV Invites Grom Social Founder Zach Marks to Discuss Social Media Safety for Kids

15 Year-Old Social Networking Entrepreneur Is An Advocate For Promoting Safe Internet Practices Among Kids

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2016 /CNW/ -- Grom Social ( and Grom Social mobile App) founder Zach Marks has been invited to Toronto by YTV to launch a national outreach campaign to invite Canadian youth to join Grom Social and educate children and families about safe online practices. Zach will be in Toronto from February 16 to 19. One of the highlights of his visit will be participating in two TV shows on YTV; The Zone and Code Kids, Canada's premiere national, kids-focused TV channel, watched by 11 million households. His invitation to appear on two YTV shows is a great way to enter the Canadian youth market, as it is watched by eleven million households. While largely unknown to the US market, YTV is a highly respected and much-loved part of the Canadian youth experience.   YTV is part of a family of kids-focused TV stations (Corus Entertainment) that also includes Nick and Cartoon Network. In addition, Zach has also been invited to The Morning Show and Breakfast TV, where he will address issues of safe and fun social networking for kids.  

The 15 year-old entrepreneur has become an inspiring advocate for kids Internet and social media safety since he first launched Grom Social in 2012. Called the "Facebook for kids," Grom Social is a safe social networking site created By Kids For Kids that is used by over two million young people. In addition to the social networking site, the company has developed apps, games, and produces its own videos – all for 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 future of social media.  With technology advancing 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 awareness about social responsibility and good digital citizenship."  

About Grom Social 

Motivated to create Grom Social when his dad forbade him from using a social networking sites aimed at adults due to safety concerns, Zach has built Grom Social into a social media powerhouse that boasts more than two million registered members.  Exclusive to kids aged 5-16, Grom Social emphasizes positive values, online security, learning and good digital citizenship.  Grom members connect with friends, play games and share experiences all within a safe environment that is monitored 24/7 by LIVE cast members.  

Grom Social ("Grom" is Australian slang 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.  Grom Social also delivers an ideal environment for advertisers seeking to reach kids and parents in all categories of entertainment and consumer products. Form more information please visit

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