Web Wise Kids' President Judi Westberg Warren talks how their free mobile app, BeSeen, acts as a social network "training wheel" for kids, and teaches them how to safely and responsibly navigate their way around social networks.
For more than ten years, Web Wise Kids has been providing unique and effective resources to equip young people to safely use and enjoy the latest technologies. Our programs prepare kids to be their own first lines of defense so they can confidently explore the best that the Internet has to offer. To date, more than 10 million middle school and high school students from all 50 states have participated in our programs.
Web Wise Kids is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Southern California with satellite offices in the Northwestand Washington, D.C. Our mission is to empower today's youth to make wise choices online. Since 2000, Web Wise Kids has been a leader in preventing online child victimization by providing innovative and effective tools to assist young people to flourish in a world of media and technology. Web Wise Kids is honored to be a part of the Federal government's Project Safe Childhood initiative.
Our programs assist youth to confidently manage issues like sexting, bullying, piracy, fraud, online romances, cyber stalking, and other online hazards. We take a "hands-on, minds-on" approach to education by offering challenging and realistic digital games that have been specially designed to assist young people to evaluate their online activities and experiences, and take appropriate actions to stay safe online. Simulations that demonstrate the importance of digital citizenship and allow students the opportunity to witness the consequences of poor online choices are an integral component of all our programs.
Computer games have proven to be one of the most effective methods of reaching youth. With the release of our flagship program "MISSING," our organization established itself as the respected forerunner in the use of games as a means to educate young people on this issue.
We have found that the best way for us to reach today's digital generation is by partnering with people just like you who hold trustworthy positions among youth: educators, law enforcement officers, parents, and community leaders. Together we form a strong grassroots network of informed and caring adults seeking to empower youth to be safe and responsible digital citizens. We even have a special learning program sponsored in part by the Office of Justice (United States Department of Justice) and designed just for Parents called Wired With Wisdom®.
No matter what your role in working with youth, we know you will appreciate our flexible, easy to use programs. Best of all, after completing our programs, the students you care about will be able to use the Internet with a lot less risk and a lot more enjoyment. http://www.webwisekids.org