May 15, 2013 Amy’s Baking Company crashes and burns on Facebook after Kitchen Nightmares show By Eileen Brown for Social Business
Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique and Bistro leapt to defend its brand. And it failed spectacularly.
Chef Gordon Ramsay was asked in to help Sam and Amy Bouzaglos save their failing business, and the advice was filmed for his show Kitchen Nightmares, airing last Friday.
Unusually for Ramsay, he quit the show, saying that he could not help the two owners because they were “incapable of listening”.
The couple took to Facebook to respond to criticism and comments that appeared on the company’s Facebook Page. Unfortunately, their comments elicited more negative feedback and derision, comments on Reddit, and negative reviews on Yelp.
The original comments and responses to criticism have now been removed from the Facebook page.
However, the Buzzfeed post gives you a good idea of the tone and manner of the original posts. Many comments are trolling messages that should not have been responded to on a public forum such as Facebook or Reddit.
What made things worse for the Bouzaglos was their response to the criticism levelled against them. The company Facebook page was filled with equally critical and abusive language directed at the commentators. [READ FULL STORY]
A 15-year-old girl went to meet up with a man she met on Facebook… turns out the account was fake, the girl has disappeared, her phone is off, the fake account is gone, cops are searching…
THIS, people, is why you MUST know what your kids are doing online and know who they are talking to and NEVER let them go meet a stranger! PC Pandora computer monitoring software is here to help!
May 16, 2013 Girl, 15, is missing after meeting a man with a fake Facebook profile: mother High school student Nichole Cable hasn’t been seen since she went to meet someone with a fake profile under the name ‘Bryan Butterfield.’ By Lee Moran, New York Daily News
A Maine teen has gone missing after meeting up with an older man she met through Facebook, her worried parents believe.
Nichole Cable, 15, has not been seen since 9 p.m. Sunday when she went to meet someone who had set up a fake profile with the name Bryan Butterfield on the site.
Her phone is switched off and she has not been on social media.
Cable’s mother, Kristine Willey, has set up a Facebook group where she’s begging for her daughter’s safe return. [READ FULL STORY]
This is sad because things like this are almost entirely preventable… the only reason bullying like this exists is because the bullies are allowed to operate in secret, using their parents’ internet connections and the devices their parents placed in their hands… just as much as you have to keep them safe from what’s out there (on the net), you need to take steps to know what your kids are going inside the home with the technology you give them. Know if your child is a cyberbully with computer monitoring software like PC Pandora.
But it is excellent to see a student speaking out and the district taking the issue seriously…
May 10, 2013 Cyber-Bullying at Palm Desert High School By Angela Monroe, KMIR
There is a disturbing case of cyber-bullying at Palm Desert High School.
School district officials say they won’t tolerate it, and neither will one of the victims.
She’s speaking out exclusively to KMIR6 news about the attacks directed at her.
A Palm Desert High School student says cyber-bullying is rampant at her school.
She says the malicious social media accounts where it came from are now shut down, but before they were they attacked students, including her.
There was cruel gossip on a Facebook page called PDHS Confessions; students would anonymously submit comments, many mean, that were posted on the page. [READ FULL STORY AND WATCH VIDEO HERE]
This is a fail on so many levels… but none of them are actually on the hands of the inmates…
May 3, 2013 Tennessee inmates post Facebook photos of themselves partying with drugs and junk food inside their jail cells By Carol Kuruvilla, New York Daily News
Life behind bars looks like one big party for these jailbirds. And they’re not afraid to flaunt it.
More than 100 Tennessee inmates reportedly have access to the Internet, where they’re posting Facebook photos and videos of themselves surrounded by drugs, cash and piles of junk food.
“Between me and you, this s— ain’t half bad,” one inmate said in a video.
Tennessee’s Department of Corrections combed through 14 state prisons after the images were discovered on social media by WSMV. Along with marijuana and a 7-inch ice pick, authorities found a total of 53 cell phones — a luxury that is banned in the state’s prison system.[READ FULL STORY]
Not a smart thing to do in today’s climate.
May 3, 2013 Massachusetts teen charged with making ‘terror’ threats mentioning Boston Marathon on Facebook By Philip Caulfield, New York Daily News
A Massachusetts high schooler is facing federal terror charges for posting to Facebook rap lyrics mentioning the Boston Marathon bombing and the White House.
Cameron D’Ambrosio, 18, of Methune, was picked up by feds at around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday after a friend saw the lyrics and called the principal of Methuen High School, who called police, the Valley Patriot newspaper reported.
“Ya’ll want me to…kill somebody?” the lyrics said, according to the Boston Globe.
“A Boston bombing wait till you see the [expletive] I do. I’m a be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!” the message said.[READ FULL STORY]
This story is one of a kind. A lady harassed herself through Facebook under the guise of her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, in an attempt to get him in trouble with the cops. Now she faces criminal charges…
May 04, 2013 Facebook frame-up: Woman stalks herself, blames it on ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend By Heidi Fenton, The Grand Rapids Press
KENT COUNTY, MI — A Comstock Park woman faces criminal charges after police say she admitted to creating false Facebook accounts with her ex-boyfriend’s personal information to make it appear that his new girlfriend was threatening her.
Cheryl Nelson, 52, is charged with false report of a felony and unlawful posting of a message.
Nelson, over the course of a year between November 2011 and last October, made at least eight criminal complaints to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, saying she had been the victim of stalking, harassment, assault and home invasion.
On Aug. 12, 2012, Kent County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Russo handled a complaint in which Nelson alleged that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Haarsma, and his girlfriend had left several threatening letters taped onto the front of her home, according to a probable cause affidavit for Nelson’s arrest.[READ FULL STORY]
…Over a Facebook post, folks. A FACEBOOK POST.
May 9, 0213 Orlando Llorente, Miami Plastic Surgeon, Tortured Girlfriend Over Facebook Post: Cops Huffington Post
MIAMI — Authorities say a plastic surgeon in Miami attacked his girlfriend for several hours over a Facebook posting, forcing her head into a toilet and stuffing a rag in the woman’s mouth at one point.
Police say 41-year-old Orlando Llorente was charged Wednesday with kidnapping, attempted murder and other charges. He was being held Thursday without bail in the Miami-Dade County jail.
Llorente grabbed the 36-year-old woman by the hair on April 21, took her into the bathroom and stuck her head in the toilet, said Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes. She said he also forced her into the bathtub, stuffed a rag in her mouth and poured water over her face.
Police didn’t say what was in the Facebook posting that prompted the attack, which authorities said lasted some 16 hours. The woman was let go after promising Llorente she wouldn’t tell anyone what happened.[READ FULL STORY]
May 2, 2013 San Jose woman who attempted suicide after cyber-bullying has died By Joe Rodriguez, mercurynews.com
Amanda Brownell, the young woman who attempted suicide after allegedly being bullied by texting classmates, died April 16. She was 20.
Her mother, Ann Solorio Brownell, said her daughter died peacefully and without pain. She said Amanda had decided on her own to go off life-support systems last month after suffering a series of severe seizures and bouts with pneumonia.
Almost four years ago, Brownell hanged herself in a girl’s restroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose. She was discovered in time to save her life but the injuries left the teenager fighting for survival in hospitals and care homes.[READ FULL STORY]
Just one story from our neighbors to the North… a man in Canada was sentenced to 11 years in jail for coaxing and extorting nude photographs from more than 20 children over the Internet. Now he’s facing new charges too! Parents anywhere in the world can use PC Pandora monitoring software to keep their kids safe from Internet predators!
May 3, 2013 Ex-security guard who extorted nude photos from children online faces more charges By Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald
A former court security guard sentenced to 11 years in prison for coaxing and extorting nude photographs from more than 20 children over the Internet is now facing five new charges.
Daniel Thomas Mackie cyberbullied children by posing as a friend on their social networking sites and texting their cellphones to ultimately force them to send him nude photos.
The mother of one of Mackie’s two dozen victims says the tough sentence offers comfort, but her daughter’s innocence is forever lost.
“We had our computer locked down at night. We thought we were safe,” said the mother of one young victim, whose identity is protected under a publication ban.
Mackie’s five-year-long spree targeting children is a wake-up call for all parents, she said.
“It’s not just computers parents have to watch out for. It’s iPhones, it’s iPods, it can happen in your home and you won’t know how to stop it.”
As he was sentenced Friday, five new charges were announced, including sexual assault, sexual interference, luring and indecent exposure related to a 13-year-old girl in 2007.[READ FULL STORY]
Good news if you live in Florida. Not a total solution but a step in the right direction…
May 1, 2013 Florida Cyberbullying Bill Passes
DAILY DOT COM – A bill that would give public schools in Florida more power to punish cyberbullies only needs the governor’s signature to become law.
On Monday, HB 609 won unanimous support in the Senate. It had already passed the Florida House in early April. It’s now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.
In short, the proposal changes the definition of bullying to include cyber-bullying. It expands the authority of Florida’s public schools to discipline students for cyberbullying done through use of a computer, at the site of a school sponsored activity or on a school bus. [READ FULL STORY]
May 5, 2013 16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year HealthDay News
SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) — About 16 percent of U.S. high school students are victims of cyberbullying, according to a new study.
The study also found that many high school students spend hours a day playing video games or using a computer for something other than schoolwork.
Researchers analyzed data collected from more than 15,000 public and private high school students who took part in a yearly survey on risky youth behaviors in 2011. They found that one in six of the students said they had been a target of cyberbullying within the past 12 months. Girls were more than twice as likely to be targeted than boys — about 22 percent versus 11 percent — and whites were more than twice as likely to be victims as blacks, according to the study, which is being presented Sunday at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting in Washington, D.C. [READ FULL STORY]
Dude, I know you are unhappy about the outcome of the trial, but this is just no way to react…
April 24, 2013 Facebook rants against judges earns North Olmsted man prison time By Peter Krouse, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A North Olmsted man’s drunken-driving conviction netted him probation, but his subsequent Facebook rant against judges and police put him behind bars.
William Bement, 27, was sentenced to 17 months in prison today for Facebook postings that threatened the lives of police and judges.
One posting suggested people “stop shooting up schools and start shooting cops in courthouses.” Another said, “Kill your local judges!!!!!!!.” [READ FULL STORY]
For the other two stories we go international to this (a Facebook FAIL)…
And this guy in England who made threats via Facebook to kids at a high school in Tennessee…
April 26, 2013 Internet troll admits Facebook threats to kill 200 Tennessee students Reece Elliot of South Shields left messages using a false name on memorial Facebook page for US schoolgirl killed in car crash
A self-confessed British internet “troll” has admitted threatening to kill 200 people at a US school by posting menacing comments on a memorial Facebook page.
Thousands of pupils stayed away from the school in Warren county, Tennessee, after Reece Elliott, 24, of Fossway, South Shields, South Tyneside, left terrifying messages under an assumed name.
Elliott, a father of one, went online in the weeks after the mass shootings at Sandy Hook, the primary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults died.
Newcastle crown court was told that after the messages were posted, security was stepped up at schools across the area in Tennessee as the authorities implemented a “lockdown” with armed guards on duty and restricted access to sites. [READ FULL STORY]
April 28, 2013 Be a mean mom (or dad) — protect your child from cyberbullying By Penny Young Nance, FoxNews.com
If you’re the parent of a teen, you have witnessed this scenario at your own kitchen table, I’m sure. Less talking. More texting. Virtual conversations, whether via smart phones or social media, consume our kids’ existence.
Our children’s social lives are no longer played out at home and at school, where adults are present, but now inhabit dark corners of the Internet. As parents, we want to believe these are harmless digital exchanges with their school friends — but what if they’re not?
Over 88 percent of teenagers say they have seen someone be “mean” and “cruel” to another person on a social network site according to the Pew Research Center. The most common form of cyberbullying is wide distribution of intimate information to the public.
Having private text messages forwarded without consent or having an embarrassing picture posted on Facebook without permission can lead to a tidal wave of emotional and verbal abuse. Now anyone and everyone can provoke a cyber attack without fear of consequences, or so it would seem.
But the consequences are very real. According to the Cyberbulling Research Center, virtual attacks result in teenage depression, low self-esteem — and worse — suicide.[READ FULL STORY]
Remember, parents, internet predators are for real and they are trying to get to your kids. Use PC Pandora computer monitoring software to know who your kids are talking to online and who is trying to talk to them…
An internet predator travelled from England to Kentucky to have sex with what he thought was a young girl. It was at the start, but authorities were notified and set the trap. Now the predator has reached a plea deal and will get jail time.
Thu April 25, 2013 Plea Deal Reached For International Internet Predator Caught In Kentucky By Alan Lytle, WUKY
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Federal prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a resident of London, England who admitted to traveling to Eastern Kentucky with the specific intention of engaging in sex acts with a minor. 42 year old Solomon Blue Waters, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to using the internet to engage in sexual activity with an underage child.
“He actually flew here from London, England and unbeknownst to him, through at least a number of his communications he was not communicating with the young lady but there were law enforcement officers involved and he was arrested at the Lexington airport when he entered the country,” said Kerry B. Harvey, the U-S Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Harvey said Waters and the minor child met over Facebook and the social media site reported the communications to state and federal authorities. He added that this case should serve as a cautionary tale for parents and guardians. [READ FULL STORY]
7 guys arrested in VA for being various predator-related actions…
April 29, 2013 7 Indicted On Internet Predator Charges The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office said indictments resulted from an ongoing investigation. By Susan Larson, Fredericksburg Patch
Seven people have been indicted on various charges related to their actions on the internet aimed at who they believed were underage children in Spotsylvania County, Capt. Jeff Pearce, Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said.
The suspects are:
Sawn Lubell, 26, of Watha, N.C.
Nicholas Woods, 23, of Monroe, Va.
Jerry Reese, 56, of Ringold, Va.
Stephen Danowski, 44, of Loudoun County, Va.
Phillip Locker, 27, of Petersburg, Va.
Haden Conrad, 32, of Chesapeake, Va.
Patrick Darlington, 40, of Strasburg, Va.
“The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division – Cyber Investigative Unit has been quietly working to identify internet predators who were stalking children in web chat rooms and other sites for the purpose of luring the victims into lewd encounters or worse,” Pearce said in a press release. He said the seven suspects were identified and investigated during the past several months. [READ FULL STORY]
I have made this point for the last few years. It’s one that many parents (except those of the victims) tend to ignore… no school just means more time to play online without parents knowledge during the summer… use PC Pandora monitoring software to know what your kids are doing online and on the computer this summer while you’re at work…
April 26, 2013 Bullies and Cyberbullies Don’t Take a Summer Vacation By Sue Scheff on Huffington Post
Bullying and cyberbullying are topics that won’t grow old until they become extinct. We can’t stand idly by until that day arrives.
As communities, as families and as a country, we need to continue to educate and inform one another about the tragic and sometimes dire effects of bullying and cyberbullying. We need to rally to combat those dangers, and heal the damage they inflict.
Since bullying doesn’t take time off during the summer, help your kids to use their vacation time proactively. Encourage them to form an anti-bullying group. It’s the perfect time and opportunity for teens to organize their friends and be prepared for when the new school year rolls around. [READ FULL STORY]
I am not saying I agree with suing the already financially-ruined school system… but maybe lawsuits like this will get a few people to wake up. Maybe it’s time schools have more responsibility in this issue… since clearly the parents of the bullies don’t care to do their part.
April 25, 2013 Family Seeks $1.1 Million In Cyber Bullying Lawsuit By Aundrea Cline-Thomas, News Channel 5
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A Williamson County family decided to sue Williamson County Schools for $1.1 million after they said the district didn’t do enough to protect their son from cyber bullies.
Bullying these days is not only face to face. Students sometimes resort to text messages, or turn to social networking sites to spew their insults.
“It’s devastating to a child because everything’s at stake when these kinds of things happen. Always looking over your shoulder; not knowing when it’s coming (and) where it’s coming from,” Rodger Dinwiddie.
The Mihnovich family said their 8th grade son has been the victim of cyber-bullying from his peers at Grassland Middle School.
It included text messages with repeated taunts including racial slurs and a death threat. They even said a Facebook page was created for the sole purpose of expressing hate for their son that 31 people liked.
“They simply want the schools to take action here and to treat this as the serious matter that it is,” attorney Larry Crain said.
The family filed a $1.1 million lawsuit against Williamson County Schools after they said repeated attempts to address the matter with administrators were ignored.[READ FULL STORY]
This Friday’s post is a couple of articles on Cyberbullying and the epidemic our youth now face, thanks to the internet. Know if your child is a cyberbully by knowing what they do online with PC Pandora computer monitoring software.
April 18, 2013 Cyber Bullying: It’s here, and it’s not going away By Shalee Franklin, Miami News Record
In today’s world, just about everyone is well connected to the Internet via a smartphone, tablet or computer.
At first technology was about faster communication and having another option if an emergency should occur. Though this technology can be used for good, it is being found that it is also being used for bad.
Recent bullying statistics show that bullying is on the rise among young adults, teens and children after years of decline. The rise in these bullying statistics is likely due to a fairly recent form of bullying called cyber bullying.
Cyber bullying is on the rise more so than any other type of bullying.[READ FULL STORY]
April 22, 2013 The latest worry for parents and schools: cyberbullying By Rose Krebs, PhillyBurbs.com
Technology has opened a whole new world for young people. Unfortunately, it’s also created a headache for school districts and parents alike who are trying to make sure that world is a safe one.
That challenge has been especially acute in Hainesport, where a student is facing charges after allegedly texting pornographic materials to about 20 female students in sixth and seventh grade, and in other Burlington County communities grappling with various forms of cyberbullying and electronic stalking.
“You have to be ready for anything in today’s society,” said Hainesport interim Superintendent/Principal Joseph Miller said. “It has changed 100 percent, and not necessarily for the better.”
A longtime educator, Miller said he was stunned to even be dealing with this issue: a sixth-grader arrested in connection with sending pornographic materials via text message to girls in sixth and seventh grade. He was acquainted with the victims. [READ FULL STORY]
If you live in Delaware, you should know about this…
April 23, 2013 Delaware Schools Required To Change Bullying Policies By Karen Campbell, WBOC
Cyber bullying is becoming a growing problem among children and teens.
That’s why Leighann Garrison of Camden says she tries to protect her 12-year old son. “When my son was getting bullied in elementary school, I didn’t call the parents. I didn’t go to the teacher. I went in to this kids lunch (at school). I did this three different times. I went right to the kid,” said Garrison.
A statewide cyber bullying policy is now in effect. The effort was led by Attorney General Beau Biden and Lt. Gov. Matt Denn. Schools in Delaware are now required to add language regarding cyber bullying to its existing bullying policy. [READ FULL STORY]
If you live in Florida, this is good news…
April 22, 2013 Cyberbullying bill headed to Florida Senate From PolitiJax
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill meant to crack down on cyberbullying has cleared committee review and is headed to the Florida Senate.
The measure (SB 626) was unanimously approved by the Senate Rules Committee on Monday.
The bill would expand the authority of Florida’s public schools to discipline students for cyberbullying done through use of a school computer, at the site of a school-sponsored activity or on a school bus. [READ FULL STORY]
If you live in Rapid City South Dakota…
April 19, 2013 A closer look at cyber-bullying in RC schools Black Hills FOX-TV
It’s a problem that the Rapid City Area School District says has grown significantly over recent years. Thursday night, the Rapid City School Board approved an updated district-wide policy that specifically defines bullying and online cyber-bullying.
RCAS Superintendent Dr. Tim Mitchell says, “I’ve had reported, and I’ve talked to parents who’ve seen bullying in our elementary schools, our middle schools, and in our high schools.”[READ FULL STORY]
Still, the best way to stop cyberbullying is to know what your kids are doing online and how they are treating others… you can do that with PC Pandora monitoring software!
This week’s story is a profile of the ICAC in Columbia, South Carolina. Tells the tale of a 38-year-old man that was able to seduce one victim into sex and then was caught by cops when he tried to meet a second girl…
April 23, 2013 Prosecutors: Internet predators prey on vulnerable young girls
By Meaghan Norman, WIS-TV
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – What makes a predator attracted to young children? What makes them act on their attraction? Assistant Attorney General Bethany Miles thinks she has a decent idea.
“A lot of these defendants and offenders look for girls who are early teens or even younger who are in vulnerable places in their lives and really take advantage of that to perpetrate these crimes against them,” said Miles.
Miles is an assistant attorney general for the Internet Crimes Against Children task force. She’s prosecuted dozens of cases where predators are in possession of child pornography and cases where they’ve assaulted a child.
She recalls the story of 38-year-old Isaac Flynn.
“He befriended the victim in this case. The conversations turned sexual and ultimately he traveled to Kershaw County and engaged in sexual activity with her,” said Miles.
He met his teenaged victim on Facebook through his daughter’s account. [READ FULL STORY]
April 19, 2013 Epiphany hero arrested; victim viciously cyber-bullied By Melanie Michael, WTSP
Tarpon Springs, Florida – He’s a popular and well-known student at Tarpon Springs High School, and by all accounts, he’s got a stellar reputation in the city.
17-year-old Jared Alissandratos retrieved the famous Epiphany cross in 2012, the same one his father retrieved back in 1977. The family heritage is strong, and Jared’s friends and relatives say they are very proud of him.
This is a great look at the new Maryland cyberbullying law, written by a law professor. He looks at how the law strikes a good balance between letting free speech reign on the net, but protecting minors from cyberbullying…
Parents can do their part to help prevent cyberbullying in their home by know what their kids are doing online and how they are treating others… with PC Pandora. There is more of a chance you have a bully operating in secret in your home, than a victim suffering in silence… it’s your job to find out!
April 21, 2013 Maryland cyberbullying law: Protecting kids and speech The anti-cyberbullying “Grace’s Law” appropriately targets those who would harm minors while preserving First Amendment rights By Michael Meyerson
Cellphones and the Internet have not only altered the way we communicate, they have changed the way we can injure one another. The telecommunications revolution has created the capability of causing far greater harm to children than the bullying many of us remember from when we were young. The omnipresent nature of the Internet means that there is no place for the child who is victimized to hide. Not even one’s home is a safe haven when repeated, vicious attacks appear on Facebook and Twitter.
In April 2012, a Howard County high school student, 15-year old Grace McComas, took her own life after enduring almost a year of cruel, unrelenting electronic torment. That tragedy served as a catalyst for those who recognize that the dangers posed by new communications technology require a new approach if we want to protect our children.
In our quest to prevent electronic assaults on children, however, it is critical that the timeless importance of freedom of speech be fully protected. Any attempt to prevent cyberbullying must ensure that the Internet remains free for full and unfettered public discussion. [READ FULL STORY]
Not really a Facebook fail as this story is not about one single incident, but rather a look at a popular blog-turned-book about parents oversharing on Facebook…
The bottom line here is something that is not talked about or discussed at all and really, quite frankly, need to be. There is an entire generation of human being that have been raised with their entire life documented on social media, at their parents’ behest… not by their own choice. So what happens when those kids grown up and realize/learn their life has been publicly documented? Who can seriously cry about privacy, or your child’s privacy (in regards to reasons for not monitoring) when you have taken every ounce of privacy away from your child by broadcasting everything they do on social media for their whole life?
No child needs a digital footprint. And if your child is old enough to be leaving their own, you sure as heck better be following it…
There is no reason not to use PC Pandora computer monitoring software. This is not an issue of privacy, especially since the internet is anything but private. This is a matter of safety and know what your child is doing online s you can keep the safe from predators and help squash cyberbullying
April 19, 2013 The worst things parents share on Facebook Torie Bosch, Sydney Morning Herald
The first time a story about explosive baby poop showed up in my Facebook news feed, I was alarmed.
The culprit was an old acquaintance I haven’t spoken to in real life for years. I always thought of her as brilliant, practical and rather private – which is why the status worried me. Were all of my brilliant, practical and private friends – female and male – about to morph, one by one, into tedious child-obsessed ninnies? Would photos of trips to Peru and homebrew be replaced with Instagram snapshots of drool and breast pumps?
In her new book, STFU Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare, Blair Koenig documents this very phenomenon. Based on her popular blog by the same name, the quick-read book shows dozens of alarming Facebook posts submitted to Koenig by her readers.
The offending parents detail everything from labour to potty training to tween girls starting their periods. They give strict instructions as to what Christmas presents are acceptable and guilt-trip friends about baby showers.[READ FULL STORY]
Audrie Pott’s family plans to sue the three boys charged with raping their daughter and texting photographs in a bid to curb an ‘epidemic of sexual assault and cyberbullying amongst teens.’
I really hope to see more of this. No stone should be left unturned to bring cyberbullies to justice… especially when the result of their torment is death.
It is becoming increasingly important for parents to monitor their child’s internet activity, if for nothing else, to make sure they are not using the internet to bully another person… PC Pandora will help you do just that.
April 15, 2013 Audrie Pott family to sue teens and their families for ‘wrongful death’ By Amanda Paulson, Christian Science Monitor
Audrie Pott took her life last fall as a direct result of a sexual assault at a party and subsequent cyberbullying, as pictures of the assault were passed around school, say Audrie’s parents, stepmother, and attorney.
Audrie’s family spoke publicly at a press conference Monday to reiterate their claims about Audrie’s death and to shed light on the issues of sexual assault, bullying, and harassment. They also announced plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the case against the three boys who were charged last week in the assault, their families, and the family of the girl who hosted the Labor Day party where the alleged assault occurred. [READ FULL STORY]