School Bullying Outbreak

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To create bully-free classrooms, it’s necessary that we educate teachers, students and parents about the prevalence and consequences of it. We all believe a school should be a safe place for the children, a place where they can learn without fear or apprehension.

“Guy Fawkes Virus” May Be The Cause for Offensive Facebook Images

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Twenty-Fours hours later, the problem continues to be an issue for Facebook users as they have gone to Twitter and Google+ to complain about the embarrassment and frustration of these images being posted under their profile. It seems Facebook is still having problems rectifying the matter and we have not seen much on the Facebook security page to update users on the matter.

GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY O’MALLEY TO JOIN FACEBOOK AND TIME WARNER’S CARTOON NETWORK FOR NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH KICK-OFF

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On Thursday, October 6th, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Judge Katie O’Malley will join Facebook’s Vice President for U.S. Public Policy Joel Kaplan and Cartoon Network President/COO Stuart Snyder, State and local education leaders, and other special guests for a special National Bullying Prevention Month kick-off event at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County, MD.

Cyberbullying Summit 2011

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Cyberbullying Summit 2011

Cyberbullying Can Have Sad Results [Video]

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Cyberbullying continues to be a growing issue with our youth. In the video below, parents talk about the sad results of cyberbullying that is become too common in recent years.

Parents’ Internet Monitoring Study by NetSmartz.org

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NetSmartz is a very informative site geared towards aiding with the awareness efforts on how to better protect our kids while online. They have an excellent collection of data pertaining to how bad the situation is on the gap between parents understanding what their teens are doing online below:

Teen Internet Safety Statistics from NetSmartz.org

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Teen Internet Safety Study A survey commissioned by Cox Communications and NCMEC2 found that Teen Internet Usage and Attitudes about Safety Present Potential Risks but also Opportunities for Education and a Role for Watchful Parents and Guardians

Cyber-Bullying Overview and Information

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Cyber-bullying uses the new forms of digital communication technologies to repeatedly harass others. A cyber-bully is someone who uses technology to harass, embarrass, intimidate, or stalk someone else. The methods used can include emails, instant messaging, text-messages, digital photos and all other means of electronic communications.

Facebook to Collaborate with Amber Alert

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Facebook has decided to collaborate with the AMBER Alert system, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and The U.S. Department of Justice to create 53 individual pages, one for each state including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Users will start receiving updates via their news feeds.

Webcams and your Privacy…

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Cybercrime expert Gregory Evans explains the potential risks hackers can pose to webcams on your system and how to ensure your safety and privacy online. This issue is a problem as in the case against a Pennsylvania school district that turned on the webcam of various student's school-issued laptops while the computers and captured images of "inappropriate activity" in the student's home.