A letter written with a green pen, in all caps, showed up today in my Facebook news feed. The letter was written several months ago by an Oklahoma teacher, Melissa Bour. She was given permission by her school’s administration to post the letter in an effort …Read more →
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Source: ABC News
An Akron elementary school teacher, Melissa Cairns, was fired after she posted a photo on Facebook of her kids being silly.
It was a normal day in the classroom. One of the kids needed to repair his binder with duct tape, but then …Read more →
If you’ve ever fired off a Tweet or posted a status on Facebook without thinking twice, you may end up like one of these unsuspecting people who got caught representing themselves poorly online.
We have heard so many stories of people who have unwittingly posted statuses, photos and comments on their Facebook, Twitter or other …Read more →
Before you ever put something up online, whether it’s on your Facebook or your blog, think about this: would I want it on a billboard for my whole hometown to see?
This is a great exercise to be constantly aware of when you’re posting online. Would I want everyone to be able to see this …Read more →
When it comes to sharing information on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Myspace, StumbleUpon, etc.), what is safe to share and what isn’t?
Many of us have no hesitation to fill out every available box of information on a new profile that we create for any given social media site. What is your address? Date …Read more →
Yes or No?
Have you ever wondered why Facebook is worth almost 70 billion dollars, yet nobody has ever paid a dime to use it? Where does their revenue come from? Why is it free?
The answer to whether or not you are Facebook’s customer is NO. You are not Facebook’s customer. In fact, as …Read more →
Is your private information going public?
Businesses have a new favorite practice: watching your online browsing habits. They follow you around the web collecting information about you in order that they might be able to get your attention about what they sell.
This is made possible because we currently live in an age where most …Read more →
Whenever we come into the question of why people hurt other people, we like to explain it by using a fire ant sting.
For instance, have you ever been stung by a fire ant? What was your first reaction when you got stung? You flicked it off as fast as you could! The moment you …Read more →
When it comes to students being bullied online, it is an issue that needs to be addressed head on.
Now that bullying is no longer relegated to the out-of-sight corners of the playground or on the way to the bus stop, the responsibility lays in the hands of educators and parents to ensure that students …Read more →
With the widespread use of cell phones and social media, it has become too easy to bully friends, classmates and coworkers online.
The simple definition of cyberbullying is to harm, harass or humiliate someone via electronic format. This can include posting hateful messages on a Facebook page, sending humiliating photos to other peoples’ cell phones …Read more →