Monthly Archives: March 2011

Teach Facebook Manners…

…with the Electric Friendship Generator! This is a funny clip to  get you laughing at the end of a long week!  Your children might not quite get it but you will and it might be fun for Nana and Pa too! Enjoy!

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Paedophile caught posing as 14yo girl – ABC News

A few minutes ago,  the ABC website reported that a police team after investigating a suspicious chatroom interaction attempted to rescue a teenage victim of an alleged paedophile in Sydney’s west and arrested a 51-year-old man. The rescue was launched after police in Victoria … Continue reading

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The Facebook ‘Smut’ List goes Viral

Cyberbullying has reached new lows as schools in Westchester, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut are dealing with the fallout from a Facebook group known as the “smut list” that went viral. Police are investigating the incident in which the names … Continue reading

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7 year olds with Facebook Accounts

Leading cyber-bullying expert QUT associate professor Marilyn Campbell found about one in six Queensland Senior primary and high school students said they had been cyber-bullied in the previous year. However, Cyber Safety Solutions director Susan McLean said children as young … Continue reading

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Mother worries about cyber-bullying on Formspring- ABC Melbourne

Sometime ago  we alerted you to this very site, http://www.Formspring.me. It is a site that allows members to ask anonymous questions.  You can imagine how it could be used to bully, and harrass.  It is currently very popular amongst the Year … Continue reading

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Facebook Launch New Anti-Bullying Tools

Last week at a White House anti-bullying event hosted by President Barack and Michelle Obama Facebook launched a new suite of anti-bullying tools aiming to “create a culture of respect” amongst users of the social networking site. Facebook’s changes are centred … Continue reading

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Ivanhoe Professional Learning presents:

A Michael Carr-Gregg Seminar for Teachers Practical skills, knowledge and strategies to identify a young person with a mental health problem; Information for school staff about the role of medication in the treatment of the most common mental health problems; … Continue reading

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