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  • Expert Interview – Richard Guerry

    September 30, 2014

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    This is our second interview with Richard Guerry and we caught up with him in Atlanta, Georgia where he was working with multiple schools.  In this interview, he shared his insight on digital technology today, and how students can responsibly use this  “window to the world” through his  “Public and Permanent™solution.

    Richard Guerry, Executive Director, Author, and International Public Speaker

    Richard Guerry is the founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2).  Throughout the 1990’s, Richard worked as an executive in the information technology field. During his tenure, he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed, and their content being stolen and exploited. In 2009, Richard left corporate America , and applied his vast experience and knowledge of digital safety to serve as the Executive Director of IROC2.org.

    He now speaks to students, educators, parents, child advocates, and law enforcement personnel across the country on the importance of maintaining a digital consciousness to prevent and avoid current – and future – digital issues.

    In 2010 his program received the School Safety Advocacy Council’s “Exemplary School Safety Program” Award. In 2011, he was awarded the School Safety Advocacy Council’s “Exemplary School Safety Initiative” Award.

    Since June, 2009, Richard has spoken to over 2,000 audiences across the United States and Canada ranging from avid to novice digital users, providing his audiences with an entertaining and eye-opening live event that offers a solution-oriented concept of how to avoid any self-inflicted digital problem, which is critical to anyone that uses a digital device.

    Richard is also the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books, and has been a featured speaker at many national conferences and conventions, including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Association, and the National Symposium on Child Abuse. He has also appeared as a digital safety expert on various media outlets like CNN, Radio Disney, MTV, Parade Magazine and many other local, regional, and international networks and publications.

     

    Visit the IROC2.org website for more information on school presentations and resources for parents and educators.

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