Sunday, May 23, 2010

Amazon.com: BOB - Screen Time Manager - Manage Your TV Time:…

Great deal on 'BOB - Screen Time Manager - Manage Your TV Time' by Hopscotch Technologies http://amzn.to/9ggBnX

Tony Get's His Butt Kicked - Cyberbully PSA

Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation

Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is Explanation: "Aimed at young or inexperienced Web users, this video explains the long term risks of sharing inappropriate information online."

Facebook privacy and security

Facebook Monitoring

Facebook has made headlines over the years, much more than just once or twice, for its “confusing, complex and shifting privacy policies and “bewildering tangle of options.” These sites will help you (not guarantee you) to stay private and secure.

ReclaimPrivacy.org
This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. I took it for a test run and it is actually amazing (easy and effective).
http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/facebook

openbook
This one is a bit on the raunchy side although very effective for learning more about what others can see in public from your Facebook account.
http://youropenbook.org/

Street0.com
Similar to open book, this site helps you discover what is made available to the public in Facebook.
http://www.street0.com/

Leo Laporte Deletes His Facebook Account (Youtube)
Leo deletes his personal Facebook account live on This Week In Google (TWiG) on May 12, 2010. Co-hosts Gina Trapani and Jeff Jarvis and guest Doc Searls cheer him on.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_y7mMlKgjY

Diaspora
This project is poised to replace Facebook. They (Maxwell, Daniel, Raphael and Ilya) define the project as: “the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network.”
http://www.joindiaspora.com/project.html

ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner

ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner: "This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings."

How to prevent texting while driving - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show

How to prevent texting while driving - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show: "Eyes on the road. Keep your hands at 10 and two. Check your blind spot before switching lanes. This is simple safety advice for every driver. It's the same advice we all grew up with. But it is time to add another safety rule: Don't text!"

Friday, May 21, 2010

ACLU: Tunkhannock student's cell phone photos private - News - The Times-Tribune

A former Tunkhannock Area High School student is accusing school and Wyoming County law enforcement officials of violating her privacy rights by seizing and searching her cell phone and punishing her for storing nude and semi-nude photos of herself on the device.

The woman, who was a 17-year-old senior at the time, contends in a civil rights suit filed Thursday that the intimate photos were intended to be viewed "only by herself and, perhaps, her longtime boyfriend." She is seeking unspecified damages and the destruction of all electronic and hard copies of the photos.

The woman, now 19 and living in Hughesville, is identified only by her initials - N.N. - in the complaint filed in U.S. District Court by the Philadelphia law firm Cozen O'Connor and the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.

Read more:
ACLU: Tunkhannock student's cell phone photos private - News - The Times-Tribune

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good-Bye Bully Machine (Hardcover)

eNews #118: "Good-Bye Bully Machine (Hardcover)
Source: School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 5--This book equates living with bullying to being around a scary machine that is 'loud and powerful, with spinning wheels and whirling blades. It's cold and mean and looks kind of dangerous.' The kid-friendly text explains that bullies are not always bad people and gives possible reasons for their actions. Different types of behavior are explained, including 'mean words,' 'cruel actions,' hurtful teasing, and picking on others in 'quiet or sneaky ways.' The authors provide tips for dealing with negative behaviors and encourage readers to take a stand against bullying and unplug the bully machine. Fox's enticing, edgy, collage artwork will draw readers in. Small photos of children interacting in social situations blend with cut-out words, machine parts and gears, and other images to send a strong visual message. 'Bully-Busting Activities' are appended.
http://amzn.to/cJacHw"

Monday, May 17, 2010

"What does Facebook publish about you and your friends?"

"What does Facebook publish about you and your friends?"

Openbook - Connect and share whether you want to or not

Openbook - Connect and share whether you want to or not:

"What is Openbook?
Openbook draws attention to the information Facebook makes public about its users via its search API. Facebook exposed this service on April 21st, 2010.

Our goal is to get Facebook to restore the privacy of this information, so that this website and others like it no longer work.

If you have questions, or are a media person, you can email Will and Peter at: facepalm.inquiries@gmail.com

This website is a parody, and has no relationship to Facebook."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

GuardingKids.com Resources

GuardingKids.com Resources

Cyberbullying Curriculum
The following is a summary of available and comprehensive curriculumn or lesson plans for helping children with knowledge, skills, and attitudes about cyberbullying and technology safety. Resources where chosen if they included a set of coherent and comprehensive curriculumn. Additional resources that can be used to develop your own customized lesson plans can be found at http://www.guardingkids.com/ under Resources and Links. If I missed one, please contact me for consideration.
http://bit.ly/7BSci

Friday, May 14, 2010

BullyPolice.org

BullyPolice.org: "

Congratulations to WISCONSIN
They are the 43rd State to get an
Anti Bullying Law

Congratulations to MASSACHUSETTS for getting an A
They are the
42nd State to get
an anti bullying law

Waiting for
Michigan & New York
to FINALLY
get their law"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

GuardingKids.com

GuardingKids.com

What we need tackle cyberbullying:

We need:

-- parents who are well informed and can make effective decisions about technology use (e.g., decisions about access, monitoring, filtering, conditions of use, and consequences of misuse);

-- kids who can make responsible decisions and empathize with others, especially when nobody else is watching;

-- school adminisitrators and legislators that can establish appropriate policies/laws for those that do harm using technology;

-- kids who can effectively cope with bullying and other negative life experiences;

-- kids and others that stand up for each other;

-- technological solutions such as those that effectively block, filter, monitor, and respond to potential harm.

Facebook rules for teens

Facebook rules for teens


Saturday, May 8, 2010

GuardingKids.com

GuardingKids.com
The website has just undergone a major update and will continue to be enhanced.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Parents Test

Parents Test: "How do you know if your child may be addicted to the Internet? Many parents at least ask their children how much time they're spending on the Internet. Trouble is, most kids are apt to lie, especially if they're already addicted. If the computer is in their room, you have no way of knowing the truth. The following test may help you determine if you are dealing with Internet addiction in your home. It will be helpful to only consider the time your child uses the Internet for non-academic related purposes when answering."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cyber Bullying Alert | CyberBullying Prevention Software | Internet Harassment

Cyber Bullying Alert | CyberBullying Prevention Software | Internet Harassment

The CyberBully Alert software is a tool for parents to equip their children with the ability to immediately communicate and document any threats or cyberbullying their children experience when online. This unique software is the result of expert opinions and research in the field of child development and internet safety. Experts agree that the best way to address cyberbullying and online threats is to immediately communicate the incident with an adult, as well as document what the threat is. CyberBully Alert is the only software which does this for parents and their children.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Postings from Russ Sabella ...

Keeping Kids Out of High Tech Trouble. This blog supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on educating children, parents, educators and other stake holders about the responsible use of technology. Included in these pages you will find helpful resources, lesson plans, links, and more. Russ's most recent book and workshops are primary resources for meeting this mission. http://guardingkids.blogspot.com/

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter. The SchoolCounselor.com e-Newsletter is an electronic publication designed to advance counselors' level of technological literacy, application, and integration. You will find practical solutions and answers to technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as counselor.
http://counselingtechnology.blogspot.com/

Must See Videos. When I see a video that would be useful, inspiring, enlightening among counselors, I post it here.
http://counselingvideos.blogspot.com/

Twitter. Postings about all thinks counseling, life, humor, and more.
http://twitter.com/rsabella

YouTube - Intro to Prime Time Special with Diane Sawyer - Mean Girls

YouTube - Intro to Prime Time Special with Diane Sawyer - Mean Girls: ""

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sexting 101 | Yoursphere for Parents

Under the umbrella of cyberbullying is another form of technological misuse, sexting—an ability that anyone, who owns a cell phone with a camera, can engage in if they choose.

The term “sexting” is wordplay on exactly what it entails, sending sexual images via text-messaging services from one person to another. The viral affect that sexting can so easily create poses a lot of concerns which are similar to the defamation that any instance of cyberbullying can have on one’s self-esteem or reputation. And just like cyberbullying, sexting is becoming more and more of a problem that parents, teachers, and even lawmakers are having a hard time remedying.

In this blog I want to lay out the important facts about sexting, as well as provide some advice so that parents know how to spot it and deal with it, or how to prevent it from happening altogether.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Cheating and Plagiarism

Formspring, Cyberbullying, and Alexis Pilkington | Cyberbullying Research Center Blog

Formspring, Cyberbullying, and Alexis Pilkington | Cyberbullying Research Center Blog

Sunday, May 2, 2010

YouTube - GuardingKids.com Book

Russ Sabella introduces his newest book, GuardingKids.com: A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble. http://bit.ly/bQhvPF

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