Richard Guerry also participated in the National Conference for Girl Bullying in Las Vegas earlier this month. We caught up with Richard back at home after the conference and had an opportunity to ask him some questions surrounding the topic of internet safety. He is the founder of the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2), teaching students across the country and beyond how to be responsible with digital media. His message is especially relevant since it creates a mindset for all digital media instead of being specific to the latest popular website or application.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/70485210 w=500&h=284]
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 1,200 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.
Visit the IROC2.org website for more information on school presentations and resources for parents and educators.