Friday, August 27, 2010

iFreeFace - Free your Time

iFreeFace - Free your Time: " iFreeFace boosts time management and productivity by limiting addictive websites and games."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Internet Safety News and Information: New Bullying Website: Bullyinginfo.org

Internet Safety News and Information: New Bullying Website: Bullyinginfo.org

Launched by U.S. Department of Education

Following this week's first-ever federal summit on bullying, the U.S. Department of Education launched www.bullyinginfo.org.

In a news release, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the site will help educators and state and federal officials do a better job at solving the bullying problem.

"It is an absolute travesty of our educational system when students fear for their safety at school, worry about being bullied or suffer discrimination and taunts because of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability or a host of other reasons," Duncan said. "The fact is that no school can be a great school until it is a safe school first."

Bullyinginfo.org features a Questions and Answers section about bullying, feature articles, video clips from Dr. James Garbarino, and a Map My Community feature that allows you to search for violence and victimization programs in your area.

Check out bullyinginfo.org. Let us know what you think of the new site in the comments below.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bibliography of Research on Social Network Sites

Bibliography of Research on Social Network Sites
This comprehensive list is maintained by danah boyd, a Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
http://www.danah.org/researchBibs/sns.php

Monday, August 9, 2010

Formspring's anonymous questions raise a few in age of cyberbullies | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Breaking News for Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Morning News

Formspring.me is a 9-month-old social networking website that allows users – nearly a third of whom are 17 or younger – to ask cruel, anonymous questions or make comments such as "Go kill yourself and make the world a better place," or "Is that you in your profile picture? It looks like a dead old man."

Experts acknowledge that while cyberbullying has been going on for a while now – the deaths this year of at least three teens have been linked to it – Formspring represents a new frontier.


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Conn. official put on leave after Facebook posts - BostonHerald.com

Conn. official put on leave after Facebook posts - BostonHerald.com: "A Connecticut school superintendent has been placed on leave and officials are considering whether to fire him over comments he posted on Facebook."

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