About

KidzVuz is a completely safe, carefully monitored online destination for tweens to have their say and share their views.  At KidzVuz, tweens leave, watch, and comment on video reviews of the books, tech, movies, toys, celebs and tv shows they love.  And we watch every video and read every comment before it goes up to ensure that nothing goes up on the site that we wouldn’t want our own tweens to see. When we started KidzVuz.com, we wanted to give tweens a place to have their say. But then we thought — wait a minute! We want our say, too! And The KidzVuz Parent Blog was born.

On this blog, we want to give you the inside scoop on what’s happening in the world of toys – and the world of kids entertainment, books, and new media.  We’ll have posts from all kinds of people – mostly moms – who have a privileged view into the behind the scenes workings of all the things our kids love.

Here’s who we are:

Rebecca LeveyQueen Bee and Co-Founder

RebeccaLevey, a recognized expert in kids and tech, is a monthly contributor to Mashable as a parenting, education and technology writer.  Her personal blog, Beccarama.com, is where she writes about parenting, travel, technology, education, and all things NYC, and has earned a spot in numerous Top Mom Blog lists.

Levey’s blog posts have been nationally syndicated through McClatchy/Tribune and in The Washington Post. As an education and technology expert she has appeared on ABC News, been featured on Parenting.com and The New York Daily News and spoken at the #140 Education Conference, CEA Tech Week, CES, and numerous brand panels about how companies can and should work with mom bloggers.

A respected  public education advocate, Levey was the 2011 New York State delegate to the Parenting Magazine Mom Congress on Education and Learning, and is a White House Champion of Change for Education.

Levey began her career at Grey Entertainment, a division of Grey Advertising and haas worked in copywriting, marketing and branding consultation for clients including ABC Daytime, Broadway, the Discovery Store and Nabisco.

Nancy Friedman - Queen Bee and Co-Founder

Before co-founding KidzVuz, Nancy Friedman spent nearly two decades as a freelance television writer and producer, creating marketing, promotional and branding material for such clients as Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Lifetime Television, WCBS and ESPN Classic, where her work won her two Pro-Max/BDA awards. For seven years, she wrote and produced on-air promotions for Linda Ellerbee’s Nick News.

A veteran blogger, Nancy’s essays have been syndicated online in The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Sacramento Bee as well as in numerous print magazines and anthologies. She is a weekly contributor to Traveling Mom.com, where she writes about travel with tweens from a New York perspective. Her own blog, From Hip to Housewife.com, is where she writes about parenting tweens, tech for tweens, travel, and life in NYC.

Nancy has been featured on ABC News, and in the Wall Street Journal, and  has been a speaker and panelist at the Social Media World Forum, CEA Tech Week in NYC, and at the She Streams conference.
 


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