Massachusetts leads the nation with the
launch of the "Missing" Internet Safety Computer Program
November 6, 2003
District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz was invited to Washington D.C. on October 1, 2003
to receive recognition for his work with the "Missing" Internet Safety Program.
District Attorney Cruz was applauded for his community-wide strategy to provide a united front against on-line predators.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation, joined by leading members of Congress announced at a press conference on Capitol Hill, a major grant given to Web Wise Kids to distribute this unique Internet safety computer game to schools across the United States.
Massachusetts was chosen as one of three recipients due to District Attorney Cruz´s success with the implementation of the program in Plymouth County.
The Massachusetts Launch was held on November 6, 2003, at the Hewlett Packard Company in Cambridge.
Drew Ann Wake of Live Wires Design Ltd., the Developer of the Program, applauded District Attorney Cruz´s
impressive grassroots network to protect children.
Drew Ann Wake of Live Wires Design, LTD.
In her address, Wake stated, " District Attorney Tim Cruz is the first in the United States
to train teachers
and police officers together to effectively deliver this valuable program.
He has established a solid
foundation for a statewide network, which will serve as the national model for the United States of America. "
District Attorney Tim Cruz receives the ESA Foundation's gift
The Missing Game, The Mirror Image Game and The AirDogs Game
for all Middle schools across Massachusetts
Norfolk District Attorney William Keating and Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley
joined Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz
at the Massachusetts Launch of the "Missing" Program
District Attorney Tim Cruz is awarded
free Internet Safety Software for Middle Schools across Massachusetts
October 1, 2003
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation announced
a major grant to Web Wise Kids to distribute a unique and highly
effective Internet Safety computer game to schools across the United
States at a press conference held on Capitol Hill on Wednesday,
October 1, 2003.
The computer game,"Missing",
has already led to the apprehension of three child predators and has
been embraced by law enforcement as a valuable tool in the fight
Web Wise Kids, a non-profit group, was formed in 1998 after the
founder´s own sister was the victim of an online predator. Web Wise
Kids have been chosen to distribute the"Missing" kit, which was
developed by Live Wires Design, LTD.
Massachusetts was designated as one of the recipients of three statewide
expansion awards, due to the success of the Plymouth County Pilot.