WebWiseKids Blog : internet safetyhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/tags/internet+safety/default.aspxTags: internet safetyenCommunityServer 2007 SP2 (Build: 20611.960)Five Technology Skills Every Student Should Learnhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/09/13/five-technology-skills-every-student-should-learn.aspxFri, 14 Sep 2012 00:11:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:547Judi Westberg-Warren, President1http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=547http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/09/13/five-technology-skills-every-student-should-learn.aspx#comments<a href="http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/09/04/five-technology-skills-every-student-should-learn/">eSchoolNews recently wrote an article about the top five technology skills every student should learn</a>, and we couldn’t agree more with what they said! <br /><br />In the article, eSchoolNews talks about crucial technology skills kids should know: Online literacy, critical thinking, the science behind technology, adaptability and courage. <br /><br /> Web Wise Kids&#39; games embodies all of these themes-- we strive to educate kids about technology so that they can be smart about their decisions every day. Technology is an ever growing force in in today&#39;s society, and we can&#39;t stop it, but what we can do is teach our kids how to properly harness technology in ways that are more productive and beneficial to their lives. <br /><br /> We&#39;re so happy that eSchoolNews recognizes these skills that every student should learn, because we agree that they are crucial in the development of our children in this day and age. We hope to continue to create games and programs that will serve the next generation as tools for growth and success. <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=547" width="1" height="1">internet safetyweb wise kidsjudi warrendigital citizenshipjudi westberg warreninternet resources for parentsinternet resourcesGet Involved with Web Wise Kids!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/07/25/get-involved-with-web-wise-kids.aspxWed, 25 Jul 2012 22:22:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:305Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=305http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/07/25/get-involved-with-web-wise-kids.aspx#commentsGames are one of the number ways to get education across in the classroom, and Web Wise Kids is proud to produce programs and games that help teach and educate kids who to be safe online in this ever-evolving technological world. To continue making games, we rely heavily on the support of the community and of companies who believe in our mission. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF9ez-oNlg0">Watch our president, Judi Westberg-Warren, talk more about how companies and supporters can get involved with Web Wise Kids. </a><img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=305" width="1" height="1">internet safetyweb wise kidsjudi warrendigital citizenshipjudi westberg warreninternet resources for parentsinternet resourcesParenting and Social Media Surveyhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/07/05/parenting-and-social-media-survey.aspxFri, 06 Jul 2012 00:13:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:219Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=219http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/07/05/parenting-and-social-media-survey.aspx#commentsThe <a href="http://www.idtheftcenter.org/">Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)</a> recently conducted the Parenting and Social Media Survey to measure the actions of parents in regard to their children’s usage of social media. Mobile device usage by children was also minimally covered in the study. The ITRC conducted this survey in order to better understand how parents try to keep their children safe while using social media. There were 207 responses. <br /><br /> “Children are spending more and more time online, and social media is becoming a larger part of their social lives. It is therefore important to understand how parents are monitoring their children’s usage of social networking sites,” said Nikki Junker, Social Media Coordinator for the <a href="http://www.idtheftcenter.org/">ITRC.</a> “The survey results will help the ITRC in developing informative materials and documents for parents and children to help them navigate their social media experiences safely.” <br /><br /> With Facebook considering allowing children under 13 join its user population, how parents interact with their children regarding social media is going to become more important. It is the ITRC’s hope that the findings of this survey will provide insight on how to improve this important communication. <br /><br /> To view the results of this survey, click <a href="http://www.idtheftcenter.org/artman2/uploads/1/Parenting_and_Social_Media_ITRC_Survey_20120629.pdf">here.</a> <br /><br /> Thank you <a href="http://www.idtheftcenter.org/">Identity Theft Resource Center </a> for putting so much work into procuring this valuable information! <br /><br /><img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=219" width="1" height="1">internet safetydigital citizenshipidentity theft resource centersocial mediasocial media safetyparentingitrcinternet resourcesWeb Wise Kids Featured in eSchool News!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/06/13/web-wise-kids-featured-in-eschool-news.aspxWed, 13 Jun 2012 20:45:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:131Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=131http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/06/13/web-wise-kids-featured-in-eschool-news.aspx#commentsA report from <a href="http://www.eschoolnews.com/">eSchool News</a> came out which lists the top ten ways that schools can teach students about Internet safety. The number one method to teach kids is to use games, and Web Wise Kids is listed as a resource. You can read the rest of the report <a href="http://www.eschoolnews.com/files/2012/06/STARBullyingHMH0604.pdf">here.</a> (we&#39;re featured on pages 53 and 70). <br /><br /> For over 10 years, <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org">Web Wise Kids</a> has been creating games that teach youth about digital citizenship. We have a collection of games ranging from �It’s Your Call’-- a game for tweens and teens that effectively addresses cyber bullying and empowers youth to make wise and respectful choices in their digital lives and in society-- to <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">BeSeen</a>, our newest mobile app that teaches kids how to be safe across social networks. 10 million youth throughout the nation have experienced our programs. <br /><br /> We&#39;re honored to be listed as a resource on <a href="http://www.eschoolnews.com/">eSchool News</a>, and we hope the word about our games continues to spread.<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=131" width="1" height="1">educational apps for kidsinternet safetyweb wise kidswwkbe seendigital citzenshipgames to teach kidsit's your calleschool newseducational games for childrenWeb 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 awards"Wired With Wisdom" Parent Program Now Available in Spanish!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/06/06/quot-wired-with-wisdom-quot-parent-program-now-available-in-spanish.aspxWed, 06 Jun 2012 19:49:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:115Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=115http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/06/06/quot-wired-with-wisdom-quot-parent-program-now-available-in-spanish.aspx#comments<a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/programs-wired-with-wisdom-online.html">We&#39;ve just released a Spanish version of “Wired with Wisdom&quot;!</a> Now, Hispanic parents have a resource that can give them the necessary knowledge and skills to supervise the digital activities of their children. <br /><br /> Parents need to acknowledge the accessibility that wireless and broadband advancements are placing on their children’s mobile devices. <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/programs-wired-with-wisdom-online.html">Wired With Wisdom</a> is the first internet safety education program designed to increase Hispanic parent awareness of cyber safety issues. The “Wired with Wisdom” program is divided into 5 components: social networking, online communications, cell phone dangers, emerging technology, and chat rooms &amp; instant messaging safety. Each component is a 20 minute seminar that advises parents on the dangers of cyber-bullying, inappropriate online behavior, sexting, and more. Starting this month, the Orange County Department of Education will be piloting the program to all schools servicing students in grades 6, 7, and 8. <br /><br /> Our English version of <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/programs-wired-with-wisdom-online.html">“Wired with Wisdom”</a> has been around for years and has undergone upgrading several times. We were inspired to develop a Spanish version of the program when we realized that language barriers have made it increasingly difficult for Spanish speaking parents to have access to internet safety programs. Statistics have shown that the Hispanic youth spend more time on mobile devices, including cell phones and tablets, than other students. The lack of educational programs for the parents leaves their children at a higher risk of engaging in negative online behavior. To confront this challenge, we partnered with the <a href="http://www.esafoundation.org/">Entertainment Software Association Foundation</a> and created the Spanish version using all Latino actors and voice talent. <br /><br /> We&#39;re so excited to be expanding our resources across multiple language barriers, and to help more parents educate themselves on how to in turn educate their children. <br /><br /> To learn more about the Spanish version of <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/programs-wired-with-wisdom-online.html">Wired With Wisdom, please click here.</a> <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=115" width="1" height="1">internet safetyweb wise kidswired with wisdomspanishentertainment software association foundationspanish internet safetyinternet resources for parentsspanish resources for parentsBeSeen 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 appWhat 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 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 foundationBeSeen to Launch in USA Todayhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/11/beseen-to-launch-in-usa-today.aspxThu, 12 Apr 2012 03:16:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:29Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=29http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/11/beseen-to-launch-in-usa-today.aspx#commentsWatch our president, Judi Westberg Warren, talk about our upcoming BeSeen app launch in USA Today. <p> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2TUEkZdtNc">Click here to watch</a> <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=29" width="1" height="1">educational ipod gamesbeseen appdigital safetykid games ipodbeseen iphoneinternet safetycarnegie mellonfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetykid friendly gameskid games androidjudi warrenbeseen androidwwkeducator resources for internet safetyeducating children internetsocial network safetycnnonline safetyfacebook safetyjudi warren. internet safetypreventing cyberbullyingcyberbullying preventionkids safetyjudi westberg warrendigital safetyfetybullyingbe seeninternet safety appinternet safety safetybe seen appusa todayKeynote Presentations on Internet Safety http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/09/keynote-presentations-on-internet-safety.aspxMon, 09 Apr 2012 17:43:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:24Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=24http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/09/keynote-presentations-on-internet-safety.aspx#comments<p>Among our many initiatives to help educate youth about Internet safety, Web Wise Kids also offers keynote presentations for organizations, parents and educators. For one to two hours, our speakers will come to your next meeting or event and share our knowledge about how to teach our children to be safe in our technologically evolving world. <p>We have been working for years to help educate parents about what it means to be safe online. Our speakers deliver a powerful message on Internet safety, specifically for parents. We discuss key steps to keeping your kids safe online, and also share powerful statistics on how kids are using the Internet through a wide variety of devices including mobile phones, iPads and iPods. We also have fun, informative and interactive presentations specifically for kids. The presentations challenge kids to think differently, and leave them knowing how to make better choices online. <p>We are proud to welcome our newest speaker, Rommel Anacan. Anacan is a trainer for Web Wise Kids and represents the organization through speaking and presenting at community and educational events. You can watch Anacan speak about his new position at Web Wise Kids by watching the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sLqA7l8u_DE">following video</a>. <p>Anacan will also be emphasizing on teaching <a href="http://wired.webwisekids.org/BeSeen/">the new BeSeen curriculum materials for teachers and parents</a>. <p>To learn more about our speaking services or to book a Web Wise Kids speaker for your next meeting or event contact please email us at <a>info@webwisekids.org</a> <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=24" width="1" height="1">internet safetyweb wise kidsbe seeninternet safety apprommel anacaninternet safety speakerbe seen appcell phone game appeducation apps for childrenReinforcing our Missionhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/03/09/reinforcing-our-mission.aspxFri, 09 Mar 2012 18:59:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:11Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=11http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/03/09/reinforcing-our-mission.aspx#commentsThis morning, I read this article about (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/08/justice/texas-teen-flees/index.html) how a young teenage girl narrowly escaped from a Facebook predator. I am so grateful to hear that this teen was prevented from being another statistic; She was very lucky to escape, but there are so many other children who are not as fortunate. This situation is one of the reasons Web Wise Kids believes so strongly in education and prevention. There is an old saying that states “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is a basic yet profoundly important message for teens online: do not give out personal information and do not plan to meet in real life someone you know only online. Predators are excellent at making their victims feel like they are safe and comfortable in the relationship. Sometimes they even feel that they are in love. Parents need to be watching what online relationships their children are a part of because especially tweens and teens are susceptible to the lures and lies of online predators. We all need to help equip our children to have safe and rewarding experiences online. Judi Westberg Warren President of Web Wise Kids<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=11" width="1" height="1">educational ipod gamesteaching youth internet safetybeseen appdigital safetykid games ipodeducational apps for kidsbeseen iphoneeducational iphone gamesinternet safetycarnegie mellonfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetyyouth safety onlinejudi warreneducating youth about internet safetywwkdigital citizenshipeducator resources for internet safetyeducating children internetsocial network safetycnnfacebook predatorsonline safetyprotecting children onlinefacebook safetyHappy Holidays from BeSeen!http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2011/12/21/happy-holidays-from-beseen.aspxWed, 21 Dec 2011 08:38:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:8Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=8http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2011/12/21/happy-holidays-from-beseen.aspx#commentsHappy Holidays from BeSeen! Please download this wallpaper complimentary of us!<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=8" width="1" height="1">educational ipod gamesteaching youth internet safetybeseen appdigital safetykid games ipodeducational apps for kidsbeseen iphoneeducational iphone gamesinternet safetycarnegie mellonfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetyBeSeen: iPhone App Teaching Digital Safety to Childrenhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2011/12/08/beseen-iphone-app-teaching-digital-safety-to-children.aspxFri, 09 Dec 2011 05:46:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:7Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=7http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2011/12/08/beseen-iphone-app-teaching-digital-safety-to-children.aspx#commentsParents: are you worried about what kinds of games your children are playing on their iPhones and iPods? Now you don’t have to. At Web Wise Kids we specialize in creating computer games that help teach youth about digital safety, and now we are proud to expand to different platforms and introduce our very first app game for the iPhone. BeSeen is not only an entertaining and fun game for youth but also a subliminal educational tool that teaches kids how to be safe across social networking sites online. BeSeen takes place in a pretend school setting that has its own online social network that is modeled after the popular social networking site, Facebook. Once downloaded, your kids can sign on and immediately create a profile. BeSeen then takes your child through an interactive news timeline of his friends and schoolmates, where he can read other kids’ status updates and choose how to respond to them. Every decision your child makes on BeSeen affects his status on the network. The goal of BeSeen is to teach kids how to be safe on social networks. By interacting with their BeSeen friends, your kids encounter different scenarios, prompting decision making which will in turn produce either good results or consequences. Kids can show their BeSeen &quot;classmates&quot; ways to use technology in order to be a good friend and to get ahead, and will gain friends and win awards if they do well. Conversely, forgetting their manners, failing to look out for others or making poor choices will bring kids trouble. BeSeen is free, fun, interactive and best of all, educational. This is a great precursor for young children who are not yet old enough to use Facebook (the legal age to sign up for a Facebook account is 13) and who do not yet understand the impact and possible repercussions of each decision made in the digital world. What are you waiting for? Download BeSeen for your kids today (it&#39;s free!)<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=7" width="1" height="1">educational ipod gamesteaching youth internet safetybeseen appdigital safetykid games ipodeducational apps for kidsbeseen iphoneeducational iphone gamesinternet safetycarnegie mellonfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safety