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Kinderguarded Intro

  1. 1. Introduction to Kinderguarded Robin Wilensky, President & CEO
  2. 2. Introduction to Kinderguarded http://
  3. 3. Low Tech – The old way of learning <ul><li>Sequential, single-threaded knowledge absorption. </li></ul><ul><li>Information is one-directional. </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s youth are learning & exploring in a whole new way. </li></ul><ul><li>What does that mean for you? Keep watching… </li></ul>
  4. 4. High Tech – The new way of learning <ul><li>Everything and everyone is connected. </li></ul><ul><li>Children & Teens are learning at an incredible rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-directional knowledge exchange. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is online and parallel. It is hyper-learning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Agenda Who is Kinderguarded Objectives Products & Services Your Next Step
  6. 6. Who is Kinderguarded? <ul><li>An educational resource for parents, teachers and youth. </li></ul><ul><li>A reseller of youth-oriented software and tools to drive safe online behavior and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>A provider of services to assist families and schools implementing online safety best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants to school districts integrating technology into their curriculums. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Objectives <ul><li>To bridge the gap between “digital immigrant” parents and teachers with “digital native” children and students. </li></ul><ul><li>To enable open communication on the topic of online safety. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage the passion for technology throughout all subject areas and for all groups of people. </li></ul><ul><li>To highlight hot areas of technology now and in the future. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Kinderguarded’s Mission Protection Education Communication Encouragement Integration You Kinderguarded & Kinderguarded
  9. 9. Kinderguarded’s Mission - Education Education <ul><li>Resources: Kinderguarded provides numerous resources including links to white papers and articles, youth-oriented websites and more. Also, an FAQ is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Product Recommendations: Any products that Kinderguarded resells is accompanied by a concise and understandable summary and recommendation. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Topics: A special topics section discusses areas of interest for certain groups (e.g. GadgetGirls) or future hot topics (e.g. Green is Good). </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-holding: Just a phone call away if customers need in person support. Additional ways to stay in touch including blogs, twitter, and more. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Kinderguarded’s Mission - Protection Protection <ul><li>Help parents protect their children through the use of monitoring software, kid-friendly browsers and online safety pledges. </li></ul><ul><li>Help teachers protect their students through district wide policies, monitoring software and education friendly software. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guidance on protecting home computers from viruses and other risk factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with setup and configuration of parental controls, monitoring software and other tools. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Kinderguarded’s Mission - Communication Communication <ul><li>FAQ that parents and teachers can use to open communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Online Safety Pledge – customizable so parents can choose the most appropriate options for their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources that families and schools can investigate together. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and Kinderguarded Ning to allow customers and site visitors to communicate and discuss amongst themselves. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Kinderguarded’s Mission - Encouragement Encouragement <ul><li>Treat technology like reading or board games not TV or music. In other words, teach parents and teachers to embrace technology as both a learning tool and a way to bond with children. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage youth to explore. Yes, in a safe way. But, don’t limit their creativity and excitement. </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved. Let the children and students teach the parents and teachers. Engage them. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new ways to use technology at home and at school. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Kinderguarded’s Mission - Integration Integration <ul><li>Technology is the next core subject. Integrate technology into school curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box. Keep teaching pure technology classes but introduce technology into all other subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Find ways to use Web 2.0 to improve productivity in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace digital natives as teachers as well as learners. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Products Virtual worlds have come along way since “Doom”. These are 3D environments where you interact with others. Webkinz is one example. Virtual World Protecting your computer from viruses, spam, and more is another way to stay safe while online. PC Protection Kid-friendly search engines, Online Safety Pledges and more. Stay tuned for the latest products and technologies. Stay tuned MySpace, Facebook and the like are all Social Neworking sites. Learn how to ensure safe online behavior and profiles. Social Networking Application that provides a view into content on the internet. Kid-friendly browsers and online environments are available. Browser Tools designed to monitor activity that your child or student is engaged in. Kinderguarded recommends discussing your monitoring expectations before implementing this level of protecion. Monitoring Description Category
  15. 15. Services Install Configure Educate Consult <ul><li>Monitoring software </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>PC Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Parental Controls </li></ul><ul><li>PC Backups </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Online Safety Pledge </li></ul><ul><li>PTA Meeting seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Educational software </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum integration </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-curricula technology clubs </li></ul>
  16. 16. Your Next Step Call to Action Read Install Talk Call
  17. 17. Your Next Step <ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Go to to learn all you can about online safety. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Talk to your children/students/parents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Sign an Online Safety Pledge – look for ours soon. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Install </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Install monitoring tools and kid-friendly software. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Call or email us for help, questions, services, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>866.753.CTKS (2857) – Connect Technology and Kids, Safely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>212.348.4396 (New York City) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Products Bold = Available today from Regular = Coming soon, Blank = As we assess additional products, they will be added to our lineup. WebKinz Virtual World McAfee Total Protection McAfee Internet Security Suite with Site Advisor McAfee VirusScan Plus PC Protection Stay tuned Club Penguin Social Networking KidZui My Kids Browser Browser Sentry Parental Controls Sentry Parental Controls I am Big Brother Monitoring Schools Advanced Mid-level Basic