May 8 – Short but sweet …

This is just a short one tonight.  Had a busy day watching the filming of a movie trailer.  Focus on cyberbullying.  Loved watching how bits and pieces get filmed.  Met another group of wonderful people.  Came home late.  Did my PPT for a Youth Presentation tomorrow in Victoria.  I debated on bringing an actual paper-filled speech with me but have decided to just speak from my brain and my heart.  It is so much easier and I know that I will know what to say when I see the group of youth sitting there.  Usually take the ferry to Victoria but because of my schedule this week, am flying there and back instead.  25 minutes.  That is so much nicer than the ferry ride that takes forever it seems.

I also found more articles on cyberbullying.  One of them is from  Halifax.  Please read that one.  It makes so much sense to me.

I have posted them on FB, Twitter and Tumblr.  Most are good.  I especially liked a couple of them but here they all are.

I would stay up longer to write but I have to go to bed as my pillow is calling.  Sorry for the non-write tonight.  Will catch you up tomorrow.  

xoxo

Cyberbullying won’t be stopped with laws and punishments. We need to get 
Globe and Mail
We are witnessing a growing number of tragedies from cyberbullying, most recently the tragic losses of Rehtaeh Parsons in Nova Scotia and Amanda Todd in British Columbia. A natural response is to search for a cure-all to stop victimization and loss of 
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Cyberbullies still doing harm
Timaru Herald
An Oamaru woman’s crusade against the evils of cyberbullying continues to give young people the confidence to say enough is enough. Helen Algar, along with North Canterbury-based Sharleen Stirling, established a programme called GAZUMP around 
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UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide develops free app tackling cyber bullying
The Australian
TEENAGE victims of cyber bullying in the northern suburbs are fighting back with a smartphone application they have developed to link children to the help they need. Co-developer Corey, 17, said his motivation to get involved stemmed from realising 
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Strange Twist to a Cyberbullying Story
Courthouse News Service
LAS VEGAS (CN) – A high school student, who says he was only trying to help, sued his school district, claiming it jeopardized his college scholarship offers by falsely accusing him of cyberbullying. Alec Pittsenbarger and his parents sued the Clark 
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Study: Cyberbullying Common Among High School Students
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
(HealthDay News) – About one in six high school students reported being a victim of cyberbullying in the past year, especially females, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held from May 4–7 in 
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Caution needed in how new cyberbullying laws implemented, say experts
Halifax News Net
We’ve made a big effort to say, drunk driving, safe sex, and now it has to be cyberbullying.” While Bala commends the swift government response to enact change in the wake of the 17-year-old Parsons’ death, he says efforts to stop bullying need to take 
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Garcia’s ‘Cyber-Bully Bill’ to be heard in Assembly Committee Wednesday
Los Cerritos News
Garcia, a former mathematics teacher, introduced her legislation as a result of the abuse and the damage to students she has seen as a result of bullying and the escalation to cyber-bullying, through the use of instant communication made possible by 
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Los Cerritos News
Technology used to cyberbully
Coeur d’Alene Press
The Internet, the World Wide Web, SMART phones, texting, the Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter all offer the opportunity for humans to be “connected” 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Is all of this connection, disconnecting us as humans? Kids use 
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Dartmouth High School’s ‘We Have The Power’ campaign spreading across 
MetroNews Canada
But the Grade 8 student at West Pictou Consolidated School knows that not everyone who experiencescyberbullying is lucky enough to have friends by their side. That’s why she wants to spread positivity through social media by encouraging West Pictou 
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About Carol Todd

Being the mother of Amanda Todd has lead me on this journey shortly after Amanda's death on October 10, 2012. Amanda's prolific You Tube video has been viewed over 33 million times. Through this video, there has been an increased awareness about cyberbullying, social media safety and mental health. www.amandatoddlegacy.org
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3 Responses to May 8 – Short but sweet …

  1. Andria says:

    Reading all Good Night!

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  2. merle48 says:

    One thing I love about ferry rides is they give me more downtime because they are slower. I love to watch the water and just dream. “The best way to sound like you know what you’re talking about is to know what you’re talking about”. ~Author Unknown You definitely know your subject, so you’ll do just fine!

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  3. la Punisher says:

    That’s the way the to go, Speak from the heart Hoping ur day is sweet,
    Hugz 2U

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