Portfolio for: 2007 – 2010
December 2010 – Year In Review
What a year, we have just completed the busiest year & month in CHWR history… especially the last 3 months over 40 interviews, and many promotions for Dave and Bill and our CHW Alumni, plus radio guests, new partners and friends in the CyberHood!
Wrapping 2010 with 116,225 Profile Views, Friends, Followers, downloads & Listens to the CHWR!
The Human Trafficking the Press Release was being picked up by the national media and around the world and we had over 166,150 impressions, reads and interactions on the web and to selected media outlets!!
A Very Special Thanks to everyone for a great 2010
Dave and Bill
Yoursphere For Parents Hall of Admiration – DEC 16, 2010 Dave and Bill are featured by Mary Kay Hoal as one of her fav’s.
Over the past year, I’ve met and spoke with some really great moms and dads. Their stories have been a source of motivation for me, and they’ve supported me in every aspect of my business. Most importantly, each and every one of them works towards making the world a better place for families. And each and every one of them feel very strongly about the safety of our children—whether it’s online or in the real world.
As the year comes to an end, I wanted to show my appreciation to these people once again. So here’s a recap of all the moms and dads out there that inspired me throughout the year to keep doing what I’m doing. [Read more]
Mary Kay says; “Dave and Bill from CyberHood Watch haven’t only been huge supporters of Yoursphere and what we’re doing to pioneer the way for a safer and more positively focused Internet, but they’ve had an extremely impactful voice in the Internet safety realm for the past three years.”
What a month, we have just completed the busiest month in CHWR history…
Dave and Bill were interviewed by Mike Dolpies on 11.12.2010 for his Raising Real Winners Audio Magazine!
Make sure you listen to the interview below:
Dave and Bill are requested to give an interview for Radio Disney Monday the 8th of November in the Salt Lake City station, KWDZ AM 910! We recorded a special 1/2 hour Sunday morning segment “Public Affairs Show” for children and their parents, and also Radio Disney created some short PSA’s from that interview and they’ll broadcasting them during the month
The CyberHood Watch & The CyberHood Watch Partners Dave Ballard and Bill Wardell are hand-picked as one of the finalist in the month ending October 31st, 2010 and now the VOTING begins, November 1st through the end of the month, we are in the running for a $250,000.00 from Pepsi Refresh Everything Grants project!!
You can also, checkout the steps for voting here: Pepsi Refresh Everything, You Must Login For Your VOTE to Count!!!
Fall 2010 Announcements
Dave and Bill are being asked more and more to announce the launches of new products, services and systems, as well promote newly released books, etc… it is a real honor for us and we don’t take lightly!
Rita Lee Lloyd ~ Her first radio interview, announcing her brand new book on CHWR!
Mary Kay Hoal ~ Yoursphere announced they are now a free service!
Fran Maier ~ TRUSTe special report & study shared live with the CHWR!
Michelle Bart ~ NWCAT parents of human trafficking victim share the story for the 1st time!
David Perry ~ Trend Micro launches Titanium live on the CHWR
LifeLock ~ SLC Law Enforcement Summit announced through the CHWR
Winn Shartwa ~ new app called M@D for smartphones, launched!
Marc Maiffret ~ Announces His Return Back Home, As CTO Of eEye
Our CHWR live show hit a milestone with over 200 hours recorded interviews and over 100,000 listens, views and downlands to our show very cool… we just passed 111,071 Profile Views, Friends, Followers, downloads & Listens to the CHWR! as of the 24th of November, and we are one of the top shows on the web for family safety!! Stop by the CyberHood Watch (CHWR) live radio show! Tues @ 11 am mst.
Dave and Bill, have hit the big time again with their most recent PR for The 17 Steps To Better Digital Parenting subjects… This time it was about Human Trafficking and in a month the PR was being picked up by the national media and around the world and we had over 100,000 impressions, reads and interactions on the web and to selected media outlets!!
WOW! at last count 45 days later, we are at: 151,933
WOW! at last count 60 days later, we are at: 165,399
WOW! at last count 90 days later, we are at: 166,044
There Are More Slaves Today Than At Any Other Time In History… Will Your Child Be The Next Victim Of Human Trafficking?
We were the first radio journalist to interview the parents of a young women in the state of Washington to tell their story about their daughter with cooperation of the NWCAT organization and Michelle Bart, listen to this fantastic interview and insight to a disturbing event!
HOT off the press & PRweb.com Newswire – Dave and Bill are back the National Media limelight and it is about a topic that needs to be talked about and especially solutions, answers and laws needs to be changed today, to STOP this world-wide HUMAN Epidemic!! When 3rd world countries consider animals to be more of a value, than a woman or a child’s LIFE! Then it’s time we changed people and governments mindsets around the globe, and right here in our own backyard!
There are more slaves today, than at any other time in history. Over 2.2 million children are sold into the sex trade every year. More and more Human Trafficking stories are unfolding such as the cases in Utah and Oregon.
Dave and Bill, hit the big time with the level of guests and opportunities that have happened during the “Summer 2010” highlights include some of the best shows we have ever had… WOW!! So, many great guests (CEO’s, Presidents, Industry Leaders & Authors) stop by the CyberHood Watch (CHWR) live radio show!
All of CHW network of websites are upgraded, updated and a new more streamlined & cleaner look, and more functionality for our followers and listeners, and especially all of our cyber-world wide supporters
We have also added a brand new portal site this month, to our network of sites called: CHWR.network
Dave and Bill, invited to attend with SLC Law Enforcement & LifeLock for ID Theft Summit: August 26, 2010
The CyberHood Watch partners, Dave & Bill, were guests of the FBI-LEEDA summit held in Salt Lake City, August 26, 2010.
The topic focused in on Identity Theft and the continuing education to empower law enforcement. Is being hosted by Chief Thayle “Buzz” Nielsen and the West Valley City Police Department.
LifeLock® and FBI-LEEDA present one-day and advanced two-day summits on identity theft throughout the United States. Attendees are actively encouraged to contribute their experiences and strategies in identity theft investigations, sharing both investigative barriers as well as success stories.
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Teens who have or are thinking about “sexting” believe it may be harmless, however local authorities want to warn kids it could result in some serious consequences.
They call it “sextortion” – teenage boys blackmailing girls into giving them more explicit cell phone and internet photos with the threat of publicizing illicit photos already received.
“Yeah it is happening here in Utah a lot,” said Sariah Donnahoo, a behavioral analyst with The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. “They really believe there is a trusting relationship and it is going to stay just between them and this is going to make their relationship more loving by exchanging these types of photos.” Donnahoo travels to various schools to advise teenagers that is not always correct and advise them of the dangers of “sexting”.
Donnahoo says sometimes the boy suddenly blackmails the girl into sending him more explicit photos or he will send her photo to family and friends. “You have that teenager that sending the photo all of a sudden realizing what do I have to do to keep this under wraps,” said Donnahoo.
“It can become extremely dangerous,” said David Ballard who broadcast his own internet radio show out of his Salt Lake City home called, Cyberhood Watch or CHWRadio (http://CHWRadio.com). He says this is exactly the kind of issue he’s trying to educate teens and parents about.
To watch the interview: Click here
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 10, 2010
The CyberHood Watch partners are featured on PR Web Newswire today August 10th 2010 a with Press Release Highlighting the Launch of:
The HOOD Social Network, check it out live here at: PR Web Newswire CHW PRESS RELEASE or download your copy: Pocket Porn and Teens!
The CyberHood Watch Partners are interviewed by, Bob Johnson of Bob J on WPKN radio show on, July 28th 2010
Special Report- FaceBook, privacy and ID theft DAVE AND BILL from CyberHood Watch describe the ways to protect yourself against ID theft while enjoying FaceBook and other social networking sites. Check out Dave and Bill’s blogtalkradio show at CyberHood Watch radio.
After interviewing David Perry of Trend Mirco on CHWRadio… David personally invited The CyberHood Watch Partners Dave and Bill, to join him at his home for the 5th Annual Virus Geek Barbecue! Dave represented our company and spent the weekend with David and his other guests, which included some of the Top Who’s Who in IT people in the world! The BBQ was in Huntington Beach, CA during July 10th 2010 weekend…
(July 1st 2010) Dave and Bill launch their brand new social network The HOOD, our own special CyberHood Watch Community.
This has been a 3 year project that included testing many systems, online platforms, different conceptual ideas for making and building the best Parenting Community on the web. We believe providing Online Security for families, and having a neighborhood watch program in the CyberHood of Responsible Cyber Citizens will help to make and create change!!!
Thanks everyone, Digital Dave & MegaByte Bill
Dave & Bill are interviewed by, Ally Loprete of THIS LITTLE PARENT STAYED HOME radio show on, Friday 18th of June 2010
A Special Father’s Day Tribute
Let’s Hear it for the Boy! In the last 30 years our gender roles have changed significantly, but it is my personal feeling that the last 10 have been the closest we’ve come to getting it right. In this modern-day society, more and more men have surrendered themselves to a greater purpose of family. Whatever that means to them, they are more willing to do what it takes to provide and nurture. Dad’s everywhere are opening their minds to new possibilities and different lifestyles than what they had known in the past. Whether it be staying at home with the kids while their wife commutes into the corporate workforce, supporting the mom who has chosen to start a new business, or something else, Dads everywhere need to be given recognition for stepping up when the going got tough, and stepping back when it was someone else’s turn to be supported.
Click here to listen to the interview:
I am truly honored to be inviting these fantastic fathers to the show on Friday: Nathan Bright, a hilarious and heart-warming guest blogger for the OMM Daddy’s Den. He is a stay-at-home dad of 2 little girls, and the author of a terrific children’s book “Maddi Patti and her Stay-at-Home Daddy.” Dave Ballard and Bill Wardell, partners in Cyberhood Watch, and stay-at-home Dads who are passionate about keeping the internet safe. You can hear them on Blog Talk Radio. In addition to these fine gentleman, we will be opening up the phone lines for any other Dad’s who would like to call in to the show. We are looking forward to possibly getting a few surprise visits!
We are asked personally by Ally Loprete, CEO of Our Milk Money to be a part of her growing Network!
April – May 2010
The CyberHood Watch investment of working with a publicity agent, and looking for ways to improve the CHWRadio show really starts to pay dividends… Dave and Bill are elevated to the next level, and now potential guests are requesting to be on the show, and some guests request to come back again!
WOW!! So, many great guests (CEO’s, Presidents, Industry Leaders & Authors) stop by the CyberHoodWatch, it’s a really nice pat on the back for Dave & Bill letting them know, they truly are making a difference. Dave & Bill are going to have to make some big changes to the CHW format, for a starter they will be hosting their show at least 2 times a week, even 3 sometimes just to keep with all the top-level interviews that have been scheduled, from around the world to visit the HOOD A very special CyberHood, thanks goes out to everyone for all your support
It really does pay to have a Publicist, a special thanks to: The Publicist Assistant for making Dave and Bill a household name.
LifeLock requests to be on the CHWRadio | Robert Siciliano, Consultant to Intelius… Talks with Dave & Bill | Winn Schwartau joins Dave and Bill in the CyberHood for a return visit… | BrickHouse Security is one of the top 500 e-commerce sites on the web! | Ally Loprete, Founder and CEO of Our Milk Money | Adam J. Schwebach Ph.D. Texting, Sexting, Cyberbullying! | James Kouril, Idaho ICAC Visits The CyberHood | Peggy Moss Will Say Something & The CyberHood Watch Community Is Listening |
The CHW Partners Dave Ballard & Bill Wardell Have Entered The Pepsi Refresh Project, Please Vote for The CyberHood Watch
Beginning March 1st Vote for Dave & Bill…
Look for The CyberHood Watch Project in the Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollar Grant section. Go and vote here!
The CyberHood Watch Completes Being The Business Of The Month, by COSTCO for the month of January 2010
Bill Wardell was interviewed by Jack Humphrey of The Friday Traffic Report Radio Show on 02/05/2010 Listen to the interview below. Jack is a full-time online entrepreneur, coach, consultant, author, speaker, and trainer for past 7 years. He hosts the FTR on BTR every Friday afternoon…
Learn how the Deep Web can help researchers, bloggers, marketers, and other folks looking to tap little known information and resources. Lots of cool Deep Web research links to share with you under the show player today as well.
We had a Deep Web specialist on the show today. Bill Wardell talked about the “Deep Web” and how it offers a virtually untapped bounty of information and services most people don’t know exist.
Dave and Bill and the CyberHood Watch are highlighted on the PC Pandora Blog Ken Shallcross writes… Helping or Hurting? on 01/29/2010
At least 1 of that $1.35 million could have gone to other companies (i.e. Innocent Justice, CyberHood Watch, BulliesBeGone, Mothers Against Predators, etc.) or back into his own company to make it better and stronger. It could have been used to finance new, more current, research. They are using numbers from Internet studies done over 5 years ago, from before social networking existed!
Donna Rice Hughes…. After our CHW interview, she highlights and adds a link to the CyberHood Watch from Enough is Enough – January 12, 2010
The CyberHood Watch has been Selected As Business Of The Month, by COSTCO for the month of January 2010 – How cool is that? Make sure to swing by if you’re in the neighborhood at the 21st South Exit in Salt Lake City, UT
Check out Personal Mastery TV it’s very cool… make sure you watch the complete video, but at the 15.00 minute mark you’ll see The CyberHood Watch Partners – Dave Ballard and Bill Wardell being interviewed by The Empowerment Expert and Martial Arts Master – Brett Lechtenberg
September of 2009
Dave and Bill are invited to speak at the OSHER group of Utah, they spent the afternoon at the local extension office of the OSHER group located at he University Of Utah, we are in-line for a scheduled 6 week (course) class for the 2010-2011 school year, check back to see if we get the go-ahead…
March – April of 2009
The CyberHood Watch Partners are interviewed and published by Bauer Media Group, Inc. For a special feature on “Internet Safety” and “Keeping Our Children Safe Online” for ny First for women Online Magazine
Both Dave and Bill start their own online magazines respectfully called, The CyberHood Watch – CHWeZine and Your OSAeZine – OSA Investigates!
The Break-A-Thon With Brett Lechtenberg and Tom Patire, we had the pleasure and honor of sharing, with The Break-A-Thon for the prevention of child abuse it’s the largest fundraiser conducted by Break the Chain Foundation, Inc. raising tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Utah’s Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, Is Back On His Feet Again – CHWRadio interview on August 26th, 2008
While attending The Children’s Justice Center Press Conference we meet Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff. After a brief conversation the Attorney General said he would be interested in finding out more about the CyberHood Watch. Listen above to this fantastic interview!
April – May 2008
CHWR’s own Dave and Bill are asked by Salt Lakes CJC to film the CJC Press Conference along with: KTVX, KSL, KUTV and Fox News Media…
Butterflies stand for Empowerment
The yellow butterfly is the logo for the Children’s Justice Center to represent the delicate and beautiful nature of childhood, as well as the empowerment that comes with exercising your wings to fly. Butterfly lawn signs will be on display at the Avenues and South Valley Children’s Justice Center locations from April 1st to the 30th to represent over 1,400 child victims helped by the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center last year.
Speakers included: CJC Director Susanne Mitchell, Mayor Peter Corroon, Utah AG Mark Shurtleff
CJC Press Conference Videos
Honorary guests include Utah AG Mark Shurtleff and Carlos Boozer form the Utah Jazz, but at the last moment Carlos was unable to attend because of a family emergency… the day went off without a hitch, and the CHW Partners were able to rub shoulders with some important state and local officials that were all concerned with children, justice and child abuse… April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Nationwide
The mission of the Children’s Justice Center is to provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. The program serves over 1,500 children annually who have been victims of abuse and crime. Children are empowered to have a voice so the involved agencies can provide protection and justice. Donations are vital to the success of the program.
Date: 4/11/2008 4:00 PM
What Every Parent Needs to Know About MySpace interview with Jameson at Blog Critics Radio Show…
Bill Wardell, author of the free ebook “Don’t Take Candy From Strangers What Every Parent Needs to Know About MySpace.” stops by to chat about the good, the bad, and the ugly of social networking on our children. We also want to talk about parents concern over “Internet History”. Bill is the founder of the OSA (Online Security Authority). onlinesecurityauthority.com, thecyberhoodwatch.com
The CyberHood Watch Live Radio Show, (CHWR) records broadcast with National Director Nancy McBride of NCMEC on 02/09/08
The CyberHood Watch Live Radio Show, (CHWR) records first broadcast on 02/02/08
Meeting with Dave Whittle and the decision to create our own company, and form the CHW Partnership! We started by building The CyberHood Watch Blog and developing the (CHWR) Live Radio Show, we masterminded and begin working towards booking guests for our first broadcast in February 2008…
December – June 2007
Dave Ballard and Bill Wardell meet for the first time in May – 2007 well actually Dave meet Anissa on the phone one day… and, a few phone calls later Dave and Bill got together in person! Bill also interviewed Dave on his OSA Radio show on July, 30th 2007 here it is:
I have always been smitten with technology and all the sci-fi aspects that surround its endless possibilities.
Several key events triggered my healthy dose of techno-curiosity. It was during the summer of 1971, I was working in the air-conditioned press box at the Cleveland Indians Stadium, located in Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Not only was it a decent paying summer job, but I also watched all the home games, and ate all the hotdogs and hamburgers I could stomach.
However, the most intriguing part of the job was not the ballgame or the free eats, but my job duties. I had my own seat in the press box, overlooking all the sports writers in attendance that represented the various newspapers from around the country.
As soon as one reporter raised his arm, I would scurry over; grab the sheet(s) waved frantically in the air and hustle back to the big machine that I was in charge of operating. Immediately, I would insert the typed sheet(s) into the machine, call the corresponding newspaper sports department, jam the receiver into a box, hit a few buttons and off it went. It was one of the first fax machines, and to this day, I still remember how awesome it was to be able to transfer typed data through the phone line and duplicate an exact copy, across country, and printed out at the other end; I was hooked on the possibilities.
Fast forward and it was the bulletin boards and communicating globally in real time. Star Trek – Outer Limits, did I need any further proof…Where no man has gone before, I was coming.
You have heard of living vicariously through your children, well with five children, I began to prepare them, so we could travel together at warp speed. In 1989, we purchased our first Acer computer, and were ready with our fingers on the keyboard to travel throughout cyberspace.
It was not long before one of the kids said, “You know Dad, you really should install an anti-virus program on your computer”. I remember saying, “I don’t have anything of interest worth steeling”. What a naive and rookie thing to say. Moreover, just what the hackers were counting on, people like me who were focused on the positive aspects of the Internet and all the great potential that was in store for everyone. Sadly and understandably, many of us were unaware of the criminal aspects of the Internet, and the perfect storm that was brewing.
Several years later, and it should not come as any surprise that when a friend, Mike Duvall, introduced me to a new company offering families and small business owners a “Managed Internet Security Service”, which made a lot of sense to me. The majority of Internet surfers were vulnerable and horribly exposed to nefarious individuals who were conceiving every possibility to steal your personal and/or financial information as well as a child’s innocence while exploring the Internet.
It was then I decided to do something and help educate and empower others to defend themselves against the rising tide of cybercriminals. If my child had to bring it to my attention that, there were nefarious individuals whose sole purpose was to steal from me, how many others like me were not paying attention, who would warn them and their families?
The technology planets had aligned. I was able to identify a real and serious emerging problem and at the same time I had at my disposal a valuable solution(s) to provide families and small business owners a safe and secure antidote…”New Internet Security” was born.
Coincidentally, the same year in June of 2006, within days of each other, another website was launched, both sites addressed Internet security; their URLs were New Internet Security and Online Security Authority. Neither site owner was aware of the other at this time.
In the process of building and researching New Internet Security, I stumbled upon another information security site, Online Security Authority. What was particularly exciting about this site (other than the great content) was the owner of the site was local, which presented an opportunity to share ideas one-on-one, and build a relationship with another like-minded individual. After all, the message I was delivering was a new one, the adversaries were well organized, and two could be heard better than one.
I made the phone call, and as they say, the rest is history…”db Holdings Inc.” was established.
Today, db Security Inc., BW Security, Inc., New Internet Security, Online Security Authority, Inc., The CyberHood Watch, CyberHood Watch®, the Hood, CHWradio, and Cyber Parenting are all wholly owned subsidiaries of db Holdings Inc.
We affectionately refer to ourselves as Radio Security Journalists, The CyberHood Watch Partners, Dave & Bill, DigitalDave and MegaByte Bill. However, no matter what our title is, you can be assured we will do our best to keep our community informed.
We are tireless advocates for the safety of children, families, & businesses in the digital age…We provide global solutions for living a secure digital life. We invite you to make a difference and share your insights, experiences, and personal stories. Together we will develop a safe and secure future for others on the Internet. Join the CyberHood Watch® Partners by commenting on a post, contributing a post, or calling in to comment on our live CHWradio show.
Your CyberHood Watch Partner
david c ballard
Radio Security Journalist
PS: CHWradio | Tuesday 11:00 a.m. MST (1:00 Eastern) Call in (347) 324-3429
I first met Dave when my wife said this guy called from Salt Lake and he wanted to talk to me about online security, and he sounded like a good guy and I should call him back. The really funny thing was I had been saying for some time that I needed more product options for my blog followers. At that time I had been blogging for a few years and I had built a pretty good following of loyal readers and they were all asking the same type of questions concerning how to be safe online (protecting privacy) and how to keep their children safe.
I was always testing new products and services and looking for options, but was having a hard time finding the best and right solutions. Out of the blue this very nice gentleman called me and we started talking, and found we had very much the same value system and outlook for the future of online security. After meeting Dave in person I felt like I had met a great person who could be a very good friend and also be one of my allies online.
I had no idea that it was going to be one of the best online business choices I have made in over ten years being an online entrepreneur. Dave’s products and services and his attitude made the choice to combine our 2 businesses very easy, and so we created a single corporation called db Security, Inc. We also created our flagship service called The CyberHood Watch and our live radio show called CHWRadio. We have worked non-stop ever since to build a online presence and to help families everywhere with their Online Security and their personal Internet Safety!
We have the perfect working partnership, we both complement each other along with our skill sets and our radio personalities play off of each other. I really believe our followers, listening audience and our guests know how much The CHW Partners care about them and their families internet safety.
That is really how Dave and I look at our friendship, business relationship and our overall partnership. IT’s the continued commitment to our audience, followers and supporters. Whatever we can to help, we always do our best to bring this commitment and attitude every single (day) time we put on our CyberHood Watch hats, whether we are brainstorming late at night on IM, or doing our daily blog posts, weekly radio shows, or being asked to give interviews or even just returning a quick note to someone by answering an online security question. We really love what we Get to DO!
and… as the ole’ saying goes “the rest is HISTORY”
Learn IT, DO IT, Teach IT, Share IT, BE IT
Your CyberHood Watch Partner
Radio Security Journalist
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The Cyber‘Hood Watch is an online digital community of responsible cybercitizens. The digital gap between Children, Home, Work, and narrowing that gap is doable. Empowering the community, maintaining a safe online life-style, & enjoying the Internet safely are a primary focus for Dave & Bill.
Thanks everyone for your continued support,
Your Cyber‘Hood Watch Partners
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Radio Security Journalists
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