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Anne Bubnic

Cyber-bullying cases put heat on Google, Facebook - 2 views

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    The Internet was built on freedom of expression. Society wants someone held accountable when that freedom is abused. And major Internet companies like Google and Facebook are finding themselves caught between those ideals.
Anne Bubnic

Schools left in the dust on social media highway - 2 views

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    There are no policies at any of the three districts that directly addresses popular social networking Web sites, because, administrations are finding, they can't keep up with technology.
Anne Bubnic

Digital Citizenship at Newtown Friends School - 3 views

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    Nine elements in nine months! Each month of the school year, one of the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship will be highlighted with readings, school activities, in-school discussions and parent information. Please check in to see what we are doing to be better Digital Citizens at Newtown Friends School!
Judy Echeandia

Lawsuits Test Free Speech in Internet Era - 0 views

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    A federal appeals court in Philadelphia must decide whether a Pennsylvania middle school can suspend a student who, at home on her own time, created a lewd MySpace page aimed at her principal.
Anne Bubnic

A Lawyer, Some Teens and a Fight Over 'Sexting' - 0 views

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    Revealing Images Sent Via Cellphones Prompt District Attorney to Offer Seminars but Threaten Felony Charges. Images had been discovered on cellphones confiscated at the local high school. The prosecutor gave teens an ultimatum: accept charges of child pornography or enroll in an education course designed to spell out the dangers of sexting.
Anne Bubnic

Don't Hit That 'Delete' Button!: Email Archiving - 0 views

  • The FRCP now treats electronic documents no differently from paper-based documents," explains John LoPorto, executive vice president of sales and marketing for electronic archiving and security provider Privacy Networks. So should corporations, organizations, or schools ever have to participate in a court case involving federal violations such as copyright infringement, sexual harassment, unsafe work environments, or fraud, their e-mails will be considered as possible evidence. "Hence the need to save e-mail," says LoPorto.
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    In response to new federal rules mandating organizations retain their electronic documents, districts are using outside providers to archive their in-house e-mails.
Anne Bubnic

Protecting Kids While Protecting Free Speech - 0 views

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    If Wikipedia is to be believed, cyberbullying involves "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others." Cyberbullying has eclipsed sexual predators on the Internet as the number one concern of policymakers, parents and kids themselves
Anne Bubnic

ReadWriteThink: Campaigning for Fair Use [PSA's] - 0 views

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    Students explore a range of resources on fair use and copyright then design their own audio public service announcements (PSAs), to be broadcast over the school's public address system. Work can also be published as podcasts on the Internet. Students tap research and persuasive writing strategies as they design announcements for an audience of their peers.
Anne Bubnic

Federal lawmaker targets cyber bullying - 0 views

  • "The Megan Meier Act would give prosecutors the tools t
  • Prompted by outrage over a Missouri teen's suicide after an internet hoax, United States Rep. Kenny Hulshof on May 22 introduced a bill that would impose federal criminal penalties for cyber bullying.
  • protect kids from the most egregious of online predatory attacks," Hulshof said in a statement.
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  • The effort in Congress comes a week after Missouri lawmakers approved a bill making cyber harassment illegal. The state measure revises Missouri law to cover harassment via computers, text messages, and other electronic devices.
  • Hulshof's bill would allow federal prosecutors to go after online messages meant "to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause emotional distress" to others. Those convicted under the measure would face a fine or up to two years in jail.
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    Prompted by outrage over a Missouri teen's suicide after an internet hoax, United States Rep. Kenny Hulshof on May 22 introduced a bill that would impose federal criminal penalties for cyber bullying. "The Megan Meier Act would give prosecutors the tools to protect kids from the most egregious of online predatory attacks," Hulshof said in a statement. Hulshof's bill would allow federal prosecutors to go after online messages meant "to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause emotional distress" to others. Those convicted under the measure would face a fine or up to two years in jail.
Anne Bubnic

Nude photo-sharing: Q from a family that's been there - 0 views

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    More cases of students charged with felonies for nude photo-sharing via cell phone, a disturbing new cyberbullying trend.
Anne Bubnic

Cyberbullying: A New Twist to an Old Plot - 0 views

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    Comprehensive narrated 30-minute Breeze Presentation on cyberbullying developed by Art Wolinsky, Ed Tech Director at Wired Safety.
Anne Bubnic

Silencing Cyberbullies [NEA Today] - 0 views

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    Digital sticks and stones can't break bones-but they can hurt even more. What can educators do to curb bullying in cyberspace? Talk about it," says Cathy Smith. "Define it and discuss expectations and consequences. Don't ignore it or take it lightly." To get kids talking about cyberbullying, Smith meets her students where they live: online. The article cites classroom strategies, including use of some of the information we've collected on this site: NetSmartz videos and Ad Council PSA's

Anne Bubnic

Cell Phones on Campus: Are they driving you crazy? [TICAL] - 0 views

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    From the Technology Information Center for Administrator Leadership /Radio TICAL audiocast: First they showed up in every driver's hand. Now, your second graders are bringing them to school. Yep, cell phones have become as ubiquitous on campus as they are on the roads, and they force us to consider new rules and policies in each context. In this episode, TICAL cadre members Bob Blackney and Kelly Calhoun share their perspectives on the kinds of things we need to consider in crafting campus cell phone policies.
Anne Bubnic

Teens' Online 'Friends' Often Number in Hundreds : NPR - 0 views

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    A majority of teenagers who go online maintain one or more profiles at social networking Web sites. Most teens restrict access to to their profiles, but "friends" who access the profiles routinely number in the hundreds. Mary Madden, a senior researcher with the Pew Internet and American Life Project, tells Robert Siegel that society will likely become more accepting of the "digital footprints" young people leave online. Good discussion points in here for a digital citizenship class.
Anne Bubnic

Teens Take Advantage of Online Privacy Tools : NPR - 0 views

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    Many younger people have very nuanced ideas about Internet privacy. They post deeply personal information on social networking sites, but understand and use various privacy locks so only certain people can see their profiles. Good discussion points in here for a digital citizenship class.
Anne Bubnic

Focus On K-12: Blog Rules - 0 views

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    As blogging becomes more pervasive, schools have begun establishing ground rules for teachers who blog. [David Warlick]
Anne Bubnic

Kids Help Phone: Bullying and Cyberbullying video clips [PSA] - 0 views

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    A series of nine videos on bullying and cyberbullying from the Kids Help Phone, a 24/7 bilingual anonymous phone counseling, information and referral service based in Canada.
Anne Bubnic

Naked photo sharing: Police perspective - 0 views

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    Exchanging of nude photos via cell phone among kids [another form of cyberbullying] falls under child pornography laws. The long-term implications for these kids can be serious - not to mention the initial humiliation and embarrassment. Prosecution to the fullest extent of the law means time in juvenile hall and potentially having to register as a "sex offender" for the rest of their lives!
Anne Bubnic

Cell Phone Porn Scandal hits US School - 0 views

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    Police tried to stop the spread of pornographic video and photos of two U.S. high school girls, images that were transmitted by cell phone to dozens of the girls' classmates and then to the wider world.
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