WebWiseKids Blog : preventing cyberbullyinghttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/tags/preventing+cyberbullying/default.aspxTags: preventing cyberbullyingenCommunityServer 2007 SP2 (Build: 20611.960)BeSeen 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 ratingBeSeen 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 todayWeb 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