WebWiseKids Blog : digital safety childrenhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/tags/digital+safety+children/default.aspxTags: digital safety childrenenCommunityServer 2007 SP2 (Build: 20611.960)Web Wise Kids and BeSeen: An Award Finalist! http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/06/07/Web-Wise-Kids-and-BeSeen_3A00_-An-Award-Finalist_2100_.aspxThu, 07 Jun 2012 13:00:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:109Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=109http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/06/07/Web-Wise-Kids-and-BeSeen_3A00_-An-Award-Finalist_2100_.aspx#commentsWe are proud to announce that our <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen game</a> has been selected as an award finalist by the <a href="http://www.pghtech.org/">Pittsburgh Technology Council!</a> <br /><br /> This year’s fourth annual DATA Awards Event is part of the Creative Technology Network, developed with the generous support of the Benedum Foundation. Called Pittsburgh’s biggest creative tech party of the year, the event is a streaming mash-up of networking, interactivity and inspiration. <br /><br /> The <a href="http://www.pghtech.org/networks/creative-technology/comingup.aspx">2012 Design, Art and Technology Award</a> will be handed out at the DATA awards ceremony on June 7, 2012 <br /><br /> <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen</a>was selected as a finalist in the “Next Generation: Kids &amp; Creative Technology Category” recognizing the hard work and innovation of <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org">Web Wise Kids</a> and Carnegie Mellon University. <br /><br />Cross your fingers for us! <br /><br />If you are new to Web Wise Kids or BeSeen, here’s more about the game: <br /><br />BeSeen was created by Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids to teach youth how to be responsible in social networks by securing their private and personal information, protecting their online reputation and defending their peers. <br /><br />This online safety mobile application is a single-player game that simulates a social networking website. The player creates a profile and starts earning “friend” characters and interacting with them. They learn about others through their posts and help them through challenges in order to win awards and make new friends. <br /><br />In BeSeen, the ultimate quest is to make friends. At first, that is a matter of getting involved in school activities, but as more friends join a social circle, they bring their problems with them. To keep friends and make more, it’s important not only to be involved but also to be a good friend. <br /><br />You can learn more about BeSeen or download the free lesson materials on the <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">Web Wise Kids website</a>. <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=109" width="1" height="1">IJIS Instituteteaching youth internet safetybeseen appdigital safetyeducational apps for kidseducational iphone gamesinternet safetycarnegie mellonfacebook safety for youthbeseenteaching kids internet safetysafety games androidteachers resources for internet safetyjudi warrendigital citizenshipeducator resources for internet safetyeducating children internetsocial network safetyfacebook safetycyberbullying preventiondigital safety childrendigital safetyfetybe seeninternet safety appinternet safety safetyeducation apps for childrenusa todayDATA awardsBeSeen Featured in SecretlyNetwork.com!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/30/beseen-featured-in-secretlynetwork-com.aspxWed, 30 May 2012 21:17:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:108Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=108http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/30/beseen-featured-in-secretlynetwork-com.aspx#commentsOur <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen app</a> was featured in <a href="http://www.secretlynetwork.com/blog">SecretlyNetwork.com&#39;s blog about best mobile applications for kids!</a> Web Wise Kids is honored to be listed by Secretly Networking as a recommendation for Best Apps for Kids, and we are delighted to be included with so many other great apps.<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=108" width="1" height="1">educational ipod gamesbeseen appbeseen iphoneinternet safetyfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetysafety games androidbeseen androideducating youth about internet safetywwkdigital citizenshipeducator resources for internet safetysocial network safetyfacebook safetycyberbullyingcyberbullying preventiondigital safety childrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsinternet safety safetybe seen appThank You To Our Sponsors!!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/28/thanks-to-our-sponsors.aspxMon, 28 May 2012 20:40:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:111Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=111http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/28/thanks-to-our-sponsors.aspx#commentsWith our BeSeen app gaining a lot of attention during the last several weeks-- especially since we launched an ad in USA Today-- we&#39;d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors--CTIA Wireless Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, Verizon Foundation-- without whom BeSeen would have never been possible. <br /><br /> If you are new to Web Wise Kids or BeSeen, here’s more about the game: <br /><br /> BeSeen was created by Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids to teach youth how to be responsible in social networks by securing their private and personal information, protecting their online reputation and defending their peers. <br /><br /> This online safety mobile application is a single-player game that simulates a social networking website. The player creates a profile and starts earning “friend” characters and interacting with them. They learn about others through their posts and help them through challenges in order to win awards and make new friends. <br /><br /> In BeSeen, the ultimate quest is to make friends. At first, that is a matter of getting involved in school activities, but as more friends join a social circle, they bring their problems with them. To keep friends and make more, it’s important not only to be involved but also to be a good friend. <br /><br /> You can learn more about BeSeen or download the free lesson materials on the Web Wise Kids <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">website.</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwQyv4N7apU">Watch our video thanking our sponsors here!</a><img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=111" width="1" height="1">teaching youth internet safetybeseen appkid games ipodcarnegie mellonfacebook safety for youthweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsbeseenkid friendly gamesit’s your call gameyouth safety onlinedigital citizenshipeducator resources for internet safetyfacebook predatorsprotecting children onlinefacebook safetyjudi warren. internet safetycyberbullyingcyberbullying preventionkids safetydigital safety childrenjudi westberg warrenbe seenCTIAWireless foundationWhat Can BeSeen Teach Your Kids?http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/23/what-can-beseen-teach-your-kids.aspxWed, 23 May 2012 20:07:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:112Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=112http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/23/what-can-beseen-teach-your-kids.aspx#commentsOur <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen App</a> is an online safety mobile application that simulates a social networking website. The player creates a profile and starts earning “friend” characters and interacting with them. They learn about others through their posts and help them through challenges in order to win awards and make new friends. <br /><br /> To get a full understanding of what our BeSeen app can teach your children, watch our official training video <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43kP37JByTU">here.</a> <br /><br /> Our BeSeen app is available to download for free on both Apple and Android platforms. To download the app and supplemental classroom materials (for free!), please click <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">here.</a><img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=112" width="1" height="1">teaching youth internet safetybeseen appbeseen iphoneinternet safetyfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetysafety games androidkid friendly gamesteachers resources for internet safetybeseen androidwwkdigital citizenshipsocial network safetyfacebook safetydigital safety childrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsinternet safety appinternet safety safetybe seen appWireless foundationBeSeen Has Global Appeal!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/22/beseen-has-global-appeal.aspxWed, 23 May 2012 00:52:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:76Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=76http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/22/beseen-has-global-appeal.aspx#comments<br /><br />You Said It. <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen</a> Has Global Appeal! <br /><br />Word Is Spreading About The New BeSeen Lesson Materials! <br />It&#39;s only been a few weeks since we created a <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">download page for the new BeSeen lesson materials on the Web Wise Kids website.</a> But in that short time, here&#39;s what we&#39;ve seen: <br /><br />* We had 110 downloads of the complete lesson materials which will now start filtering through families, teachers and youth directors around the world - over 11,000 impressions! <br /><br />* In the U.S., the materials were downloaded in 30 states! <br /><br />* Overall, we had recent downloads in 8 different countries including South Africa,Peru, Canada, Nigeria, Columbia, United Kingdom and New Zealand! If you are among this group, thank you for being one of the first to begin formally teaching online safety via the BeSeen game. And be sure to share your feedback with us at info@webwisekids.org. <br /><br />Here&#39;s What You Are Saying About <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen</a>! <br />&quot;I work for law enforcement and go to all schools in the county and most of the city to discuss various topics, including on-line safety. I plan on using your information to update my presentations and to continue makng education fun.&quot; --- El Paso,TX <br />&quot;Can&#39;t wait to see this one - we use Missing and love it need it for newer computers or iPads. --- Ft. Clahoun, NE <br />&quot;Loved using the Missing Game and thrilled you came out with something new :)&quot; ---Tolland, CT <br />&quot;I appreciate these resources made available to teachers....&quot; --- Berkeley, CA <br />&quot;Anxious to try this app and offer it to students. Thank you!&quot; --- Tustin, CA <br />&quot;Hey, I didn&#39;t know about this app!!!!&quot; --- Penn Laird, VA <br />&quot;I want teach my students how to be safe on social media. I don&#39;t speak English, but I&#39;m working with the teachers on ESL.&quot; --- Santiago, Chile <br />&quot;We would like to build in a link to these materials from our site. This and BeSeen would fit into our Digital Citizenship section really well&quot; --- Clinton Twp, MI <br /><br />Thank you for all this feedback and positive encouragement! We are so excited to see where you take BeSeen over the coming weeks. Who can you share <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen</a> with today?<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=76" width="1" height="1">IJIS Instituteeducational ipod gamesteaching youth internet safetybeseen appdigital safetybeseen iphoneeducational games for kidsweb wise kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetysafety games androidteachers resources for internet safetyyouth safety online2012 distinguished service awardbeseen androidwwkdigital citizenshipeducating children internetsocial network safetydigital safety childrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsinternet safety appbe seen appusa todayWireless foundationTeen Bullying Suicide Pushes Newspaper to Take a Standhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/30/teen-bullying-suicide-pushes-newspaper-to-take-a-stand.aspxMon, 30 Apr 2012 23:32:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:47Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=47http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/30/teen-bullying-suicide-pushes-newspaper-to-take-a-stand.aspx#commentsA teen in Iowa, 14 year old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr., committed suicide because of bullying, and a newspaper is now taking a stand. <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/iowa-paper-devotes-front-page-fighting-bullying-175921792.html">Shaken by Weishuhn’s death, The Sioux City Journal dedicated its entire front page of its Sunday edition paper to an editorial rallying the city against bullying.</a> Full front page editorials are rare, but the Sioux City Journal felt that it was the only way to address the enormity of the situation in order to garner the attention of its readers. <br /><br />I certainly commend the Sioux City Journal for devoting their front page to discourage bullying. It is hard to believe that yet another young person has taken their life due to bullying. When are we going to realize as a society that bullying another person physically or emotionally causes irreparable damage? We must continue to educate the public, parents and children that bullying is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Thank you Sioux City Journal for taking this public stand. <br /><br />One of the ways WWK combats bullying is through our educational games, like our free mobile app, BeSeen. Learn more about BeSeen--and how it can teach our children to combat cyberbullying--<a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/programs-beseen.html">here<a>. <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=47" width="1" height="1">beseen appeducational apps for kidsbeseen iphoneeducational iphone gameseducational games for kidsweb wise kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetyjudi warrenbeseen androideducating youth about internet safetywwkdigital citizenshipeducating children internetsocial network safetyprotecting children onlinepreventing cyberbullyingcyberbullying preventiondigital safety childrenBullyjudi westberg warrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsbe seen appeducation apps for childrenbullying documentarybully movie ratingBeSeen Classroom Materials a Hit!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/26/beseen-classroom-materials-a-hit.aspxFri, 27 Apr 2012 01:44:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:43Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=43http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/26/beseen-classroom-materials-a-hit.aspx#commentsOur new BeSeen program that provides downloadable lesson plans – complete with handouts, worksheets, instructional videos, and 12 lesson plans-- allows educators, youth directors and parents to instantly begin sharing the benefits of BeSeen with their kids. <br /><br /> So far, the materials have been downloaded 65 times in 20 states and five countries (hello to our friends across the US and in South Africa, the UK, Peru and Canada)! <br /><br /> These classroom materials give teachers a step-by-step guide for leading students through the materials. We designed them to help facilitate discussions and dialogue with your students as they are playing the game. BeSeen is a valuable learning tool – but it is also fun for kids! <br /><br /> We hope that those who have downloaded our materials have found them useful so far, and that other parents and educators will continue to download and use our <a href="http://webwisekids.org/usa/">BeSeen materials.</a> <br /><br /> <a href="http://webwisekids.org/usa/">You can download our BeSeen Classroom Materials for FREE here!</a> <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=43" width="1" height="1">teaching youth internet safetybeseen appbeseen iphoneinternet safetyfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetysafety games androidkid friendly gamesteachers resources for internet safetybeseen androidwwkdigital citizenshipsocial network safetyfacebook safetydigital safety childrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsinternet safety appinternet safety safetybe seen appWireless foundationWeb Wise Kids' New Official Speaker Discusses Organization Missionhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/07/web-wise-kids-new-official-speaker-discusses-organization-mission.aspxSun, 08 Apr 2012 01:30:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:31Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=31http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/07/web-wise-kids-new-official-speaker-discusses-organization-mission.aspx#commentsWatch Web Wise Kids&#39; newest trainer and official speaker, Rommel Anacan, speak more about our organization&#39;s missions and goals <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smM_0Zt_gzo">here</a><img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=31" width="1" height="1">digital safetyfacebook safety for youthweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsjudi warrenwwkdigital citizenshipeducating children internetfacebook safetycyberbullyingcyberbullying preventiondigital safety childrendigital safetyfetynew speaker and trainerrommel anacanWeb Wise Kids And The Fight Against Bullyinghttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/03/19/web-wise-kids-and-the-fight-against-bullying.aspxMon, 19 Mar 2012 21:04:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:12Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=12http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/03/19/web-wise-kids-and-the-fight-against-bullying.aspx#commentsA new documentary from The Weinstein Company called Bully is about to hit theaters and aims to raise awareness about America’s bullying epidemic. Unfortunately, the MPAA recently announced that the film will receive a “R” rating and restrict minors from attending the movie without an adult present. If bullying is a problem that primarily affects children and teens, shouldn’t they be allowed to see it most? Web Wise Kids, a leader in the fight against cyber-bullying and for online safety believes so. Katy Butler knows what it means to be bullied. She was harassed, picked on, and even physically abused by bullies in her school. In fact, Katy was once shoved into a wall and had a locker slammed on her hand that actually broke her finger. When Katy heard that this movie would receive an “R” rating, she decided to start a petition on Change.org and get people involved. In response, The Weinstein Company appealed the MPAA’s decision and asked for the movie to be reconsidered for a “PG-13” rating. Unfortunately the appeal failed but Katy doesn’t see this as a reason to give up. Web Wise Kids, a national non-profit organization and recognized leader in Internet safety education, supports the motion for the MPAA to reduce this movie’s rating. Katy’s perseverance’s deserve to be amended and with your help the petition can continue to make progress toward making Bully available for all teens to see. To sign Katy’s petition, please visit: http://www.change.org/petitions/mpaa-dont-let-the-bullies-win-give-bully-a-pg-13-instead-of-an-r-rating?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=action_alert To learn more about Web Wise Kids, please visit. http://www.webwisekids.org<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=12" width="1" height="1">web wise kidswwksocial network safetyjudi warren. internet safetypreventing cyberbullyingcyberbullyingcyberbullying preventionweinstein companyMPAAkids safetydigital safety childrenBully