WebWiseKids Blog : judi westberg warrenhttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/tags/judi+westberg+warren/default.aspxTags: judi westberg warrenenCommunityServer 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 resourcesThank 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 foundationBeSeen FAQshttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/16/beseen-faqs.aspxWed, 16 May 2012 18:18:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:72Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=72http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/05/16/beseen-faqs.aspx#commentsBeSeen is our mobile phone app we created in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. The game is designed to be played on a mobile phone and simulates a social network. It was designed to teach kids how to be responsible on social networks like Facebook, by securing their private and personal information, protecting their online reputation, and defending their peers. <br /><br />BeSeen was made possible by support from Trend Micro, CTIA The Wireless Foundation, and The Verizon Foundation. <br /><br /><b>Why Was BeSeen Created?</b> <br /><br />As many as 7.5 million Facebook users in the U.S. are under age 13 - a violation of Facebook&#39;s user policies - according to a new study by Consumer Reports, as reported by Ad Age. <br /><br />BeSeen was created to combat some alarming statistics about kids’ behavior on social networks: <br /><br />55% of teens have given out personal info to someone they don’t know, including photos and physical descriptions. <br /><br />29% of teens have posted mean info, embarrassing photos or spread rumors about someone. <br /><br />29% have been stalked or contacted by someone they don’t know. <br /><br />24% have had private or embarrassing info made public without their permission <br /><br />22% have been cyberpranked <br /><br />56% of teens say they have been the target of some type of online harassment <br /><br />15% percent of the young people surveyed say they have sent nude photos or videos of themselves <br /><br />21% say they&#39;ve received nude photos or videos from others. About half of those involved say they felt pressured to do so BeSeen teaches kids to behave responsibly on social networks, and to guard their personal information and images. <br /><br /><br /><br />You can find more statistics about kids’ behavior on cell phones and online here. <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>What is the Game About?</b> <br /><br /><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 &quot;friend&quot; 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 /><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 /><br /><br /><b>Where Can I Find BeSeen?</b> <br /><br />BeSeen is a free mobile app, available for download in both the Apple App Store and Google Play (formerly the Android Marketplace). You can find more information about the game, including support documents and instructional materials <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">here</a>. <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>How much Does the App Cost?</b> <br /><br />BeSeen is available for free. It&#39;s easily downloaded in both the Apple App Store and Google Play (formerly the Android Marketplace). We also offer free handouts, instructional videos and companion materials to be used in classrooms or at home. <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>What Platforms Can I Play BeSeen On?</b> <br /><br />BeSeen is available for both the iPhone, and Android smartphones. It is not yet available for laptops or tablets. <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>I&#39;m a Teacher; Can I Use the App in my Classroom?</b> <br /><br />Absolutely! BeSeen is a fun and engaging learning tool to teach your students about social networking. We have created an entire set of classroom resources around the BeSeen App, to help you use it effectively in your classroom. You can download the materials for free <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">here</a>. <br /><br /><br /><br />Also, if you are interested in having a Web Wise Kids staff member facilitate the BeSeen Program in your classroom, we can make arrangements for the program to be led either in person, or over Skype. For information on facilitation, please email Rommel Anacan at info@webwisekids.com <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>I&#39;m a Parent; Can I Use the App at Home?</b> <br /><br />Sometimes, parents are unsure about whether to allow their kids on social networks. BeSeen can be a great way to teach your kids how to navigate social networks safely, and to achieve peace of mind as a parent. Our free BeSeen classroom materials can easily be adapted for use at home, or, simply download the free app and let your kids play. <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Are There Any Instructional Videos That Might Help Me Understand the App?</b> <br /><br />We have several videos available that will walk you through the BeSeen game. There are also printed materials that can help you understand what players are learning as they navigate the game. You can find all of these resources <a href="http://www.webwisekids.org/usa">here</a>. <br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Where Can I Go For More Information?</b> <br /><br />For more information on BeSeen, visit our website. You can also download our free Program Resources to learn more about the BeSeen App. If you would like to learn more about the other educational video games that we offer, you can do that here. <br /><br /><br /><br />Join our newsletter to stay up to date on all our news, and the latest educational programs we’re rolling out. <br /><br />And, to contact us, please email info@webwisekids.org. <br /><br />What If I have a Question That Isn’t Addressed Here? <br /><br />You can always reach us by email at info@webwisekids.org. <br /><br />Or, call us at (866) WEB-WISE or 714-435-2885. We would love to hear from you!<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=72" width="1" height="1">IJIS Instituteeducational ipod gamesteaching youth internet safetybeseen appdigital safetyeducational apps for kidsbeseen iphoneeducational iphone gamesfacebook safety for youtheducational games for kidsweb wise kidsfacebook safety for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetysafety games androidteachers resources for internet safetyjudi warrenbeseen androideducating youth about internet safetywwkdigital citizenshipeducator resources for internet safetyeducating children internetsocial network safetyprotecting children onlinefacebook safetypreventing cyberbullyingcyberbullyingcyberbullying preventionjudi westberg warrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsinternet safety speakerbe seen appeducation apps for childrenCTIAWireless 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 ratingWeb Wise Kids is a 2012 Design, Art and Technology Awards Finalist! http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/24/web-wise-kids-is-a-2012-design-art-and-technology-awards-finalist.aspxTue, 24 Apr 2012 23:07:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:40Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=40http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/24/web-wise-kids-is-a-2012-design-art-and-technology-awards-finalist.aspx#comments<a href="http://www.pghtech.org/">The Pittsburg Technology Council</a> has nominated <a href="http://webwisekids.org/usa/">Web Wise Kids’ BeSeen app</a> in their upcoming awards ceremony of the year. <br /><br /> The annual <a href="http://www.pghtech.org/events/default.aspx">DATA</a> (Design, Art, and Technology Awards) ceremony, which celebrates the best design, art and technology inventions in the nation, is split into seven categories: Innovation: The Changemakers, Maker: Design &amp; Making, Joystick: Games &amp; Applications, i-Con: Communications and Information Sharing, Media Arts: The Intersection of Art and Technology, Community: Art + Tech for our People and Places, and Next Generation: Kids &amp; Creative Technology. <a href="http://webwisekids.org/usa/">Web Wise Kids’ BeSeen app</a> will be entered in the Next Generation: Kids &amp; Creative Technology category. <br /><br />We are so excited that <a href="http://webwisekids.org/usa/">BeSeen</a> is continuing to receive recognition in our communities and helping to spread awareness to help teach our youth to be safer online. We are honored to have been selected as a finalist in the DATA Awards, and we forward to meeting all of the other finalists and learning about their innovative and creative projects. <br /><br />The Design, Art and Technology Awards (DATA), known as Pittsburg’s biggest creative tech party of the year, will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Grand Hall (614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212). <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=40" width="1" height="1">educational ipod gamesbeseen appeducational apps for kidsbeseen iphoneeducational iphone gameseducational games for kidsbeseenteaching kids internet safetykid games androidjudi warrenbeseen androideducating youth about internet safetyeducating children internetsocial network safetyprotecting children onlinejudi westberg warrenbe seeneducation apps for kidsbe seen appeducation apps for childrenpittsburg technology councilDATA awardsBeSeen 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 todayAnti-Bullying Documentary Receives PG-13 Ratinghttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/10/anti-bullying-documentary-receives-pg-13-rating.aspxTue, 10 Apr 2012 20:26:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:27Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=27http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/10/anti-bullying-documentary-receives-pg-13-rating.aspx#comments“Bully”, a new documentary about bullied children and teens in the US, now bears a new PG-13 rating following much controversy. The documentary, aimed to raise awareness about the pervasive bullying epidemic, was initially branded with an R rating due to expletiveusage and profanity. However, many believed the restricted rating would cause “Bully” to miss its prime target audience—youth aged 17 and under. The controversy sparked debate and protests across the nation, launching a viral petition that drew almost 500,000 signatures and garnered the attention and support of celebrities such as Johnny Depp and Ellen DeGeneres. After minor edits to the movie, the MPAA ultimately reversed the rating of “Bully” and changed it to PG-13. “Bully” is open in select theatres now, and will open nationwide on April 13.<img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=27" width="1" height="1">web wise kidsjudi warrenjudi warren. internet safetyBullyjudi westberg warrenanti-bullying documentarybully moviebullying documentarybully movie ratingWeb Wise Kids Speaks on the Criminalization of School Bullieshttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/02/web-wise-kids-speaks-on-the-criminalization-of-school-bullies.aspxMon, 02 Apr 2012 20:17:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:19Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=19http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/04/02/web-wise-kids-speaks-on-the-criminalization-of-school-bullies.aspx#comments<p>“We need to treat children as children,” says Web Wise Kids&#39; President, Judi Westberg Warren. Warren believes that bullying should not be a criminal offense, and shared her stance at the Northeastern University School of Law symposium on March 30 titled: “Should School Bullies Face Criminal Punishment?” The symposium featured a full-day schedule of panels discussing the legal implications of school bullying. <p>Warren says that although it is understandable why the public seeks to exact harsh punishments on bullies who have caused psychological damage, harm and even death to others, school bullies are still children and have a limited capacity of understanding the repercussions of their actions. Instead, Warren believes that these children need to be rehabilitated. To watch Judi further discuss this topic, please click <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ESfPeM9SEQ">here</a> <p>Web Wise Kids works to educate kids, parents, teachers, educators and the community on the values of making safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world. We create specialized games that help youth actively learn about the dangers and consequences that can result from the misuse of technology and the Internet. Additionally, Web Wise Kids provides training and extra support material to help parents, teachers and educators successfully facilitate the games for their children and students. <p>Have you seen our latest game? BeSeen is a phone app game that simulates a social networking site for a high school where players create profiles and travel through a condensed school year, navigating through challenging social situations and puzzles along the way. The game is designed to help kids understand responsible online behavior such as securing their personal information, protecting their privacy and defending their peers against bullying. The BeSeen app is available on both iPhone and Android platforms. <p><a href="http://wired.webwisekids.org/BeSeen/">Check out our program for parents and teachers to use BeSeen with their kids.</a> <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=19" width="1" height="1">web wise kidsbeseenjudi warren. internet safetypushed too farjudi westberg warrendigital safetyfetybullyingnorthwastern university law schoolbe seeneducation apps for kidsinternet safety appShould School Bullies Face Criminal Punishment?http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/03/29/should-school-bullies-face-criminal-punishment.aspxThu, 29 Mar 2012 18:17:00 GMT09cf86c2-7053-47e4-82a4-a1ce52311037:17Judi Westberg-Warren, President0http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/rsscomments.aspx?PostID=17http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/2012/03/29/should-school-bullies-face-criminal-punishment.aspx#comments<p>Web Wise Kids CEO Joins March 30 Northeastern University Law School Panel <p>Santa Ana, CA – Judi Westberg Warren believes that bullying should not be classified as a criminal offense. Surprising since she has spent the last 20 years fighting bullying as the President/CEO of Web Wise Kids. Warren was selected to speak on a panel of experts to be held on Friday, March 30 at Northeastern University Law School. The symposium, called “Pushed Too Far: The Evolving Legal Implications Of School Bullying”, features a significant number of experts in the legal profession. <p>“This is a great opportunity for us to share our view of this issue with such a prestigious group of legal experts” said Web Wise Kids President and CEO Judi Westberg Warren. “I look forward to a provocative and engaging discussion on this important issue”. <p>The panel is titled: “Should School Bullies Face Criminal Punishment?” and will be part of a full day schedule on the legal implications of school bullying. <p>Additional panels will include topics like “Hazing in Higher Education” and “Cyberbullying and the First Amendment”. The day will include keynote presentations from David Sullivan, District Attorney for the Northwestern District of Massachusetts and Gary Mayerson, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the recent case of TK v. New York City Department of Education. <p>“The Web Wise Kids mission is to teach kids, parents and the community the value of making safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world,” said Warren. “And I look forward to contributing my voice on this topic with the legal community”. <p>To learn more about Warren’s stance on the legal implications of school bullying, click this link to watch a short video: <a>http://youtu.be/1ESfPeM9SEQ</a> <p>About Web Wise Kids: <p>Web Wise Kids (http://webwisekids.org) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Southern California with satellite offices in the Northwest and 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. Trend Micro, CTIA/The Wireless Foundation and the Verizon Wireless Foundation are trusted supporters of Web Wise Kids. <img src="http://wired.webwisekids.org/community/aggbug.aspx?PostID=17" width="1" height="1">web wise kidsjudi warren. internet safetypushed too farjudi westberg warrendigital safetyfetybullyingnorthwastern university law school