Kids’ Social Network WhatsWhat.me Director of Internet Safety Katie Greer Offers Parents Internet Safety Tips On Sexting, Social Networks, Cyberbullying and Cell Phones

June 14, 2011

WALTHAM, Mass., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — WhatsWhat.me – the most safe, secure, kids’ social network for kids ages 7-13 – announces its upcoming presentation at CE Week’s Internet Safety Symposium on June 23rd in NYC by Director of Internet Safety, Katie LeClerc Greer. Greer, a law enforcement and Internet safety expert, will showcase the patent-pending technologies — biometric facial recognition, grade-based separation, anti-bullying tools, among others — that make WhatsWhat.me the most safe, secure, “kids-only” social network, where kids learn positive skills in an anti-bullying environment. Greer will discuss topics such as the following “Internet Safety Soundbites” http://prc.whatswhat.me/news/internet-safety-soundbites – downloadable audio tips at WhatsWhat.me Parent Resource Center (prc.whatswhat.me under “News”) to help parents and others “get smart” about keeping kids safe in cyberspace:

  • Kids and Social Networking – Social networking is an extremely popular form of communication today. Whether we use these sites ourselves, our kids most likely will be. Here are some things parents should know.
  • Cyberbullying – With today’s technology, bullying has taken on a whole different meaning.
  • Here are some tips to help parents help their kids regarding this pervasive problem.
  • Internet Safety – Parenting in today’s technology-driven world can be extremely daunting. Here are three tips to help.
  • Text Messaging – Many kids prefer texting as their primary means of communications.
  • Here are some helpful tips for parents in managing cell phones and texting.
  • Sexting – Here are some things to communicate to kids so they understand “sexting” and its consequences.
  • Cell Phones – It is important for parents to manage the use of cell phones and set some household controls. Here are some messages to communicate to the family.

Katie L. Greer, the Director of Internet Safety for WhatsWhat.me is available for media requests. Inquiries should be directed to Jeanie Ryan at jeanie@whatswhat.me or 603-235-5266. Internet Safety Soundbites by What’sWhat.me is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

About WhatsWhat.me (Beta) and its Parent Resource Center:

WhatsWhat.me (Beta) is the safe, secure “kids-only” social network for kids ages 7 to 13 (“tweens”) utilizing biometric facial recognition technology, human moderation, grade-based separation and kid-friendly features in a “no-bullying allowed” community. Compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), WhatsWhat.me (Beta) fosters an age-appropriate, empowering environment that teaches positive online behavior, Internet safety and related life skills. At its free Parent Resource Center http://prc.whatswhat.me/ parents obtain expert advice, podcasts and information on cybersafety for children. More information: http://www.whatswhat.me or http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/whatswhat/48109/. Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @WhatsWhat_me. Media Contact: Jeanie Ryan at jeanie@whatswhat.me or 603-235-5266.

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