Monday, May 10, 2010

Formspring

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You can now leave an anonymous post on someone's FaceBook page by using a new third party tool called Formspring. Read here about how Formspring works. It is my understanding that a person must know your Formspring name in order to leave comments. However, if your settings are set to "allow anonymous comments" you should change it right away.

More information can be found here.
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Pennsylvania Legislature Links

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Here is a link to the legislature's documents for their support of anti-bullying laws and declarations for the state of Pennsylvania.
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PA Aniti-Bullying Law

In a recent article review I noticed that the group bullying police.com followed the progress of each state's ability to pass an anit-bullying law.


The Center for Safe Schools offers parents, teachers and others many resources for anti-bullying programs or suggestions for helping a teen who has been a victim.

Bullying and Cyber-Bullying Featured in Latest Issue of The Challenge Newsletter

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools dedicated its most recent edition of The Challenge Newsletter to bullying and cyber-bullying, including the following topic areas: The School Bully in Cyberspace; Dr. Susan Limber Discusses Bullying in The Digital Age; What Can Schools Do About Cyber Bullying?; Empowering Students to Speak Up About Cyber Bullying; and Lawmakers Help Educators Take Aim at Cyber Bullying. The newsletter is found online and is available for download at: http://www.thechallenge.org/index.htm. (This text is from the website in it's entirety).

Over 500 Pennsylvania law enforcement officers have received certification as PKO instructors. To determine an officer’s availability to present this program in your school or community, visit www.safeschools.info or www.center-school.org/pko. For more information about the Protecting Kids Online initiative contact Don Smith, Safe Schools Coordinator at 717-763-1661, ext. 103 or at: dsmith@csc.csiu.org

Background Check Yourself

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A friend emailed me very concerned about this site: spokeo.com. If you type in your name, you can find some simple demographic information. Upon further review I noticed that I could purchase additional information for a small fee, $2.95 being the lowest cost. So go ahead search for your information, or a family member, or even the Vice-President, Joe Biden!
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