WebWiseKids Blog : internet resources for parentshttp://wired.webwisekids.org/community/blogs/webwisekids/archive/tags/internet+resources+for+parents/default.aspxTags: internet resources for parentsenCommunityServer 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 resources"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 parents