Los Angeles Games Conference - Interview With Web Wise Kids President Judi Westberg Warren
This is the final interview I conducted, after the 2011 Los Angeles Games Conference. For those who don't know, the conference occurred on 26 April, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. The event brought together some of the best and brightest in the video gaming industry.
In this interview, I spoke with Judi Westberg-Warren, the president of Web Wise Kids. Westberg-Warren's bio said that:
Westburg-Warren has nearly two decades’ experience working with non-profit organizations spanning the nation from Orange County, California to Washington, DC. Since 2004, Westberg-Warren has served as president of Web Wise Kids, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that implements innovative and effective educational programs to assist youth to stay safe online and help parents access and utilize trustworthy information about Internet safety. Under her direction, more than ten million ‘tweens and teens and thousands of parents in the U.S. have benefited from Web Wise Kids programs.
She serves on the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, The Advertising Council Committee on Internet Safety, The Internet National Cyber Security Association, Cyber Safety Advisory Committee for the state of California and The SafetyWeb Product Advisory Council.
"Web Wise Kids provides internet safety tips using games to help protect kids," said Westburg-Warren. "Our mission is to promote a culture of on-line safety for children. In our first 10 years, we've worked with over 8 million children all over the country."
Westburg-Warren and CFO Monique Nelson originally encountered a similar program created the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and acquired the software from them. "This program is designed for both children and adults," said Westburg-Warren. "We didn't want to scare the kids so this program was perfect as it's fun and engaging."Continued on the next page