Laura Goertzel, Manager, Kids Digital, National Geographic

Laura GoertzelLaura Goertzel oversees My Shot; National Geographic’s moderated photo-sharing community for kids.
As a 15-year veteran of the kids media industry, she is passionate about providing kids a platform to help create the content they consume. With instructional videos, real-world photo challenges, and peer-to peer mentoring, My Shot is perfect for curious kids who love to photograph and share their work.
About My Shot: National Geographic Kids My Shot community is the only moderated, COPPA-compliant online community of kid photographers. The My Shot community was modeled after National Geographic’s successful Your Shot community of grownup photographers but is geared to kids and moderated to be a safe space young photographers can share their work, comment on and like other photographs, and earn badges for My Shot challenges. There is even a program in place where each month 10 photographs from the community are selected to be displayed on a digital frame in Vice President Biden’s living room! The My Shot community is a digital space where kids can safely view of the world.