SOURCE: Web Wise Kids

Web Wise Kids

March 23, 2010 13:48 ET

Web Wise Kids President Advocates Efforts to Teach School Children Internet Safety

Supports Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media to Prevent Media Piracy

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) - Web Wise Kids, a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower youth to become responsible Digital Citizens for the 21st century, announced today that President Judi Westberg-Warren endorsed the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media to prevent media piracy in remarks before a hearing on Friday, March 19, 2010. Westberg-Warren was asked to provide insight and recommendations on how to address the e-issues confronting today's youth.

The Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media conducted an informational hearing, "Legislative Efforts to Prevent Media Piracy: What is working; what is not; what is left to be done" at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA. The hearing focused on a thought-provoking discussion of the issue of media piracy, law enforcement efforts to stem the tide of piracy and an in-depth perspective from members of the industry affected by it.

"We are at a critical point in addressing digital safety and citizenship for our nation's youth," said Westberg-Warren. We believe that that Internet safety education, coupled with technology tools, is the most effective way to resolve and mitigate problems and dangers relating to misuse of the Internet and other new media."

Additional attendees included: the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles District Attorney's office, Entertainment Software Association, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and the Motion Picture Association of America.

About Web Wise Kids
Founded in 2000 and based in Southern California, Web Wise Kids is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that implements innovative and effective educational programs to assist youth in staying safe -- and behaving responsibly -- online. To date, nearly eight million 'tweens and teens and thousands of parents have benefited from Web Wise Kids' programs.

Highly respected by elected officials, law enforcement, educators, corporations, foundations and parents within the Internet safety and digital responsibility communities, Web Wise Kids' programs are highly effective, fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life scenarios -- Missing (Internet predators), Mirror Image (cyber bullying), Airdogs (cyber crime) and It's Your Call (sexting). Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs -- as well as at home. For more information, please visit www.webwisekids.org. Follow the company on Twitter at @WebWiseKids, www.youtube.com/webwisekids and on Facebook.

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