Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hulu - Cyberbully - Watch the full movie now.

Hulu - Cyberbully - Watch the full movie now.: "Seventeen-year-old Taylor Hillridge receives a laptop for her birthday and is excited about the possibilities and freedom offered by the internet. However, events take a drastic turn for the worse when Taylor is bullied online by her classmates.
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National Bullying Prevention Center - National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Center - National Bullying Prevention Month: "Communities nationwide are urged to plan for October’s National Bullying Prevention Month and take an active role in the movement against bullying by using PACER resources. PACER has sponsored this event since 2006, when it was a one week event in October and in 2010 evolved to the entire month of October.

During the event—and throughout the year—you are encouraged to use the creative resources here to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the movement."

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble


GuardingKids.com: A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble

Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.
From podcasts to porn, cyberbullying to cell phones, Dr. Russell Sabella helps readers understand the risks that emerge when high-tech tools, uninformed parents, and exuberant youth collide. Because kids are growing up with modern technologies, many are more expert than their parents. As a result, a parent's ability to make effective decisions for how technology is used may be compromised.
GuardingKids.com empowers parents, educators, and other care takers to better understand the electronic terrain. Readers will be better able to help children safely and securely navigate a minefield of inappropriate and risky situations.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Parents Who Cyberbully Teachers Should Be Punished | The Stir

Parents Who Cyberbully Teachers Should Be Punished | The Stir: "According to recent research from Plymouth University, one-third of teachers have been a victim of cyberbullying or know a teacher who has been. One-quarter of those cases have involved abuse by a parent. That's outrageous."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hey UGLY helps youth counter bullying, racism and obesity.

Hey UGLY helps youth counter bullying, racism and obesity.: "Hey U.G.L.Y. was founded in 2002 in response to the daily headlines describing the increase in teen suicide, gun violence in schools, bullying, drug abuse, eating disorders, and the obesity epidemic facing American youth. In 2004 Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. (U.G.L.Y. is an acronym for Unique Gifted Lovable You.)"

Sample policy: Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Cyberbullying -- Student - JFCF and JFCF-AR

Sample policy: Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying/Cyberbullying -- Student - JFCF and JFCF-AR: Oregon law mandates that school districts adopt policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying and acts of cyberbullying

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Parents & Educators: A THIN LINE, MTV’s sexting, cyberbullying, digital dating abuse campaign : www.athinline.org

Parents & Educators: A THIN LINE, MTV’s sexting, cyberbullying, digital dating abuse campaign : www.athinline.org: "A THIN LINE can be used as a talking tool to open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school. We’ve provided a few tips on how our site can help."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our children’s digital dossiers | NetFamilyNews.org

New parents probably don’t think of baby blogs and online photo albums as part of their children’s digital dossiers or footprints, but that’s what they are. The computer security company AVG recently surveyed parents with Internet access and children under age two in 10 countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, and the US), asking them “when they uploaded pictures of their children and what motivated them to do so.” Here are some highlights shared in the AVG company blog:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My email to Google Search today ...

I use both K9 web protection on my son's computer and Open DNS at the router level. This pretty much does the trick for blocking and filtering harmful content except that pornographic images still come through on Google Search. These are images that you have indexed and come from the Google servers which are deemed okay. Links to the original sites are blocked which is good although more needs to be done to block even the indexed photos from the Google Server. K9 web protection does have a feature that locks the family filter search as "on" in Google which is wonderful. But now that Google has made this feature available in Youtube, videos are getting blocked that are impossible to unblock without opening up all of Google. Any help you can provide is great ..

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Missouri bans students and teachers from being Facebook friends | ZDNet

Missouri bans students and teachers from being Facebook friends

Teachers can be friendly with their students, but they can’t be their friends, at least when it comes to social networks such as Facebook. State Governor Jay Nixon has signed Senate Bill 54, which goes into effect on August 28, 2011 in the state of Missouri. In other words, later this month it will be illegal for students and teachers to be friends online, according to KSPR. Senate Bill 54 is dubbed the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, which aims to fight inappropriate contact between students and teachers, including protecting children from sexual misconduct by their educators. It is named after a Missouri public school student who was repeatedly molested by a teacher several decades ago. The Bill strengthens rules against schools that fail to report sexual abuse of students by employees, but at the same time it also adds other requirements, such as the social networking component. Missouri bans students and teachers from being Facebook friends >>>

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