Officer DeWarns is the founder of Internet Child Safety (www.internetchildsafety.net) and currently sits on the Consumer Advisory Board for McAfee, Inc. DeWarns also serves as a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an advisor to SocialShield over the last year, his consultation has been integral in helping the company shape the features and direction of its award-winning product.
For the past 12 years, Officer DeWarns has dedicated himself to teaching online safety to parents and children, having lectured to more than 500,000 students throughout California. He has also worked with the F.B.I.’s Innocent Images department and the U.S. Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force. Officer DeWarns’ media appearances include NBC’s Today Show, The Dr. Phil Show and other national news outlets.
“Parents depend on us not only for their children’s online security and privacy, but also for our counsel and general leadership,” said George Garrick, chief executive officer of SocialShield. “Officer DeWarns is unmatched in his authority on the subject of child safety on the Internet, and his expertise and vision will be invaluable as we continue to roll out new products and programs to help parents manage their children online.”