Parents Online Engagement: A Community Manager's View

Sean Bryant

Inversoft is happy to present a thought provoking piece by leading community engagement guru Joi Podgorny.

Joi, a member of Smart Bomb Interactive, oversees the day to day community management operations for National Geographic's, Animal Jam. Animal Jam is an exciting online virtual world where kids become animals while learning and engaging with others. Animal Jam is a well known leader in the child safety arena, allowing not only kids, but parents to engage and share in the experience.

Joi Podgorny - A Community Manager's View on Parents Online Engagement

Joi's extensive history and track record with children's games consists of Carmen Sandiego, Moshi Monsters, Highlights for Children and many more.

Her expertise is continuously sought after, and frequently speaks at conferences, including Digital Kids New York, KidScreen, Engage Expo and Digital Hollywood. An early adopter and advocate, Joi implemented COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) and managed/co-founded Kidfu, a safe online children's community, as well as FreeZone, one of the first online communities for children.

For more information on Joi, click here.


Further Reading:

Executive Buy-In: A Community Manager's Worth

Online Community Unconference 2013

7 Ways to be More COPPA Compliant