Cyberbullying bill goes to governor as parents look to keep children safe

Parents can use PC Pandora monitoring software to know if their child is involved in cyberbullying…

December 21, 2014
Cyberbullying bill goes to governor as parents look to keep children safe
By Diana Dillaber Murray, The Oakland Press

Back when Danelle Gittus and Jean MacLeod were kids, their parents only had to worry about protecting them as they played outside with kids on their own block and at the neighborhood school that made up their small world.

Today, Gittus is the mother of two, and MacLeod has three children. And like the majority of parents of today, their children’s worlds no longer are confined to a neighborhood but global via the Internet, making the job of parenting much more difficult, said MacLeod, who is social media specialist at Oakland Schools.

However, MacLeod and Gittus, director of communication services at Oakland Schools, say if parents have the proper tools, they can help their children take advantage of all the positive benefits of the digital world and avoid the negative aspects of the social media that continues to grow and morph, attracting children to use it, sometimes in unwise ways. [READ FULL STORY]


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