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BeSeen Mobile App To Be Featured in USA Today

Educational App Promotes Safe Social Networking for Teens and Tweens Officially Launching

PRLog - April 12, 2012 - HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Santa Ana, CA – The new BeSeen mobile app will be officially launched tomorrow, April 13, 2012, with a special three-column ad in USA Today newspapers. The ad will be part of a research report on “Teen Health and Happiness” in the United States. With cyber bullying and internet safety frequently in the news, the App is intended to raise awareness about the importance of safe social networking for kids, in order avoid real-life repercussions.  

BeSeen was created through a partnership between Web Wise Kids, a national non-profit organization promoting internet safety for youth, and Carnegie Melon University. The game was created to engage kids before they begin to use social networking sites, and teach them about online safety when accessing social networking through their mobile devices. BeSeen is the biggest initiative in Web Wise Kids’ history, and joins a list of award-winning educational video games produced by the organization. The app is available for free download on both iPhone and Android platforms.

The BeSeen ad will appear in newspapers in Washington DC, North and South Carolina, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Northern California (Silicone Valley).  The ad is expected to reach approximately 1.3 million people who read USA Today, as well as an additional 1.7 million from Facebook. The social networking site has agreed to feature the insert online on their official family and internet safety page. (https://www.facebook.com/safety)

BeSeen was made possible by donations from CTIA/The Wireless Foundation and Trend Micro, as well as assistance from the Verizon Wireless Foundation.
To learn more about the BeSeen app, please visit http://www.webwisekids.org/usa/

About Web Wise Kids:
Web Wise Kids (http://webwisekids.org) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Southern California with satellite offices in the Northwest and Washington, D.C.  Our mission is to empower today’s youth to make wise choices online.  Since 2000, Web Wise Kids has been a leader in preventing online child victimization by providing innovative and effective tools to assist young people to flourish in a world of media and technology.  Web Wise Kids is honored to be a part of the Federal government’s Project Safe Childhood initiative.  Trend Micro, CTIA/The Wireless Foundation and the Verizon Wireless Foundation are trusted supporters of Web Wise Kids.

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