About

Wired Moms is a coalition of moms and mom groups with a central focus of connecting with their families through technology and to getting the most out of the new innovations that make their lives easier and more fun and keeping our kids and ourselves safe online.

Wired Moms is place for moms to meet, share, help each other and keep up to date on the latest technologies that can make our lives easier and more fun!

New innovations can bring new challenges to the family. This site will provide moms with tools and skills to navigate the maze of these new innovations and technologies. It’s your virtual back fence where instead of trading recipes, we will trade ways to address the tech challenges and rewards our generation faces. Sometimes you just need another mom to talk with. That’s why we created WiredMoms. We’re moms too.

Wired Moms is a division of WiredSafety.org

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ParryAftab, Founder – Parry Aftab is a security, privacy and cyberspace lawyer, as well as an author and child advocate. Recently more than 90% of her time is donated to Internet issues involving children and adults, ranging from protecting children from sex crimes online to helping adults avoid identity theft and fraud online. Her main focus is teaching good cybercitizenship, especially to young people. This includes cyberbullying and responsible use of technology.

Parry is in demand as a public speaker, consultant and resource to the media worldwide. In addition, she is The Privacy Lawyer columnist for Information Week Magazine and runs a very popular blog at theprivacylawyer.blogspot.com.

Parry is perhaps best known for combining sound practices, the law and the vision of empowering Internet and mobile users to enjoy the Internet safely, privately and responsibly. She has acted as a consultant to most of the children’s Internet industry, helping them comply with the law, while improving the Internet experience for children. When children and the Internet are concerned, Ms. Aftab’s name is the first mentioned. Parry Aftab is a worldwide leader in the area of online safety and parent and child Internet education.

As Executive Director of WiredSafety.org, the largest online safety and educational program in cyberspace, Ms. Aftab helps prevent and investigate cybercrime. Under its former name, her group was awarded the President’s Service Award in October 1998 from the White House and Points of Light Foundation. Ms Aftab also works closely with law enforcement around the world to police the Internet and is part of the Home Office CybercrimeTask Force in the UK. READ MORE about Parry at WiredSafety.org and Aftab.com

Mary Heston Director, Wired Moms

Mary has been a blogger for over 15 years. In the mid 90’s she founded the StayatHomeMom.com website as a place for moms to connect and talk about their favorite books and basically anything but changing diapers. In 1998 she became involved as a volunteer with Wired Safety to keep our kids safe online and in 2008 co-founded Wired Moms along with the founder of Wired Safety, Parry Aftab, to encourage Moms to embrace the technologies that make our lives easier and more fun.

Mary has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show discussing the topic of connecting with your kids. Over the past decade Mary has been a guest speaker at a number of events including Wired Safety’s StopCyberbullying roundtable held in Washington DC, Build-a-Bear Connecting in the CyBear Century held at BABW Headquarters in St. Louis Missouri and the Wired Moms Summit held at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond Washington.

Mary currently manages a number of social networking sites for various organizations helping them develop their online message and connection with their customers.

Mary and her husband Tom have four amazing kids. They have lived in six different states and two countries. They all love travel, playing video games together, reading and being able to stay connected with friends from around the world.

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One response to “About

  1. I am a big advocate on internet safety for children. I have a 14 yr. old daughter and I am always concerned about where she searches and sites that can lead to predator contact etc. I own my onw business (Digital/New Media) Recruitment Search firm, so I know the sites out there, the players and all the trouble a child could get into. Like I tell my daughter you post it you own it. I want to start a advocacy/awareness group locally in my area, where parents,schools,teachers, anyone that wants to be informed on what is hapening with the internet and how they can prevent and educate themselves. I have been out spoken about bullying issues and I see more and more sites are going up provoking kids to comment and hurt other kids anonymously whether it is sexually or just mean. With recent distrubing events with a college student killing himself by jumping off the GW Bridge has sparked a national debate and it is about time. If you have any thoughts on how I could go about creating a group that can make a difference where anyone can inquire about dangers of the internet please let me know. I have followed your tweets on twitter and I appreciate what you do and stand for. Thanks you- Diana Wood

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