March 19 @ 7:57 pm – Merle wrote a comment on one of my blogs tonight that said – “Don’t know if you’ll see this post, however, I just reread your passionate blog, and I thought again of the song.” It made me think of how many that follow my blog may not think that I read the heartfelt comments that are written each day and each night. I do see and read each one of them as they come through my email. I don’t have the chance to respond to them all but I love how passionate and caring everyone is … to me … and to each other. There have been those that have come in to share their stories. And after they arrive, they are wrapped in a ‘sea of caring’. I truly understand when Amanda Palmer wrote her blog on Amanda Todd/Internet Hatred and her followers responded. They also supported each other. We, as adults, are using this internet tool as a good thing.
I just posted this that came my way today. Please read and respond if you are able:
As a parent who has experienced the pain associated with online harassment and cyber bullying, I can speak first hand to the dangers our children and young adults are facing. Fortunately, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has worked closely with the Honorable state legislators Senator David Simmons and Representative Tom Goodson in the design and support of House Bill HB787 and Senate Bill SB946, which focuses on Online Harassment and Cyber Bullying. If these efforts are successful, it will prohibit any person from posting nude or intimate pictures and videos that are accompanied, tagged or linked with personal and identifying information on websites without their “written” consent. The legislative effort currently has the support of Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, State Attorney Phil Archer, the Brevard County Chiefs of Police, the Florida Sheriff’s Association and Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Please contact the House of Representatives members listed below and let them know how important this legislation is and that you support it! Every voice counts! Thank you!
Vice Chair- Ray.Pilon@myfloridahouse.gov
Democratic Ranking- Irving.Slosberg@myfloridahouse.gov