This uplifting and moving film deals with the subject of elementary school bullying. Three short films in one, the video is an anthology of stories about new children at school and the lessons they bring about respect and fairness to their classmates. 24-minutes long, study guide included. Order online at www.ncyi.org, or call 800-477-8277.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Dr. Russell Sabella introduces his newest book, GuardingKids.com: A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble. From podcasts to porn, cyberbullying to cell phones, Dr. Russell Sabella helps readers understand the risks that emerge when high-tech tools, uninformed parents, and exuberant youth collide. Because kids are growing up with modern technologies, many are more expert than their parents. As a result, a parent's ability to make effective decisions for how technology is used may be compromised.
GuardingKids.com empowers parents, educators, and other care takers to better understand the electronic terrain. Readers will be better able to help children safely and securely navigate a minefield of inappropriate and risky situations.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Overweight and obese youth are frequently teased, tormented, and victimized because of their weight. Weight-based teasing and stigma (also called 'weight bias') can have a detrimental impact on both emotional well-being and physical health. The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University (http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/) has released this new video to help parents and teachers understand the severity and impacts of weight bias in school and at home and
to present strategies to help combat this rapidly growing problem for overweight teens and pre-adolescents. This video, hosted by celebrity and activist Emme and featuring Rudd Center experts including Dr. Rebecca Puhl and Dr. Kelly Brownell, uses expert commentary and dramatic representation to address the obstacles that overweight and obese youth encounter with weight bias.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Teen Bullying Prevention - A Cyber Bullying Suicide Story-6
Google and Common Sense Media have teamed up to create this video of common sense tips and rules for families to help keep their children safe online. For these tips and additional information about online safety, check out the Common Sense Media website at http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Thursday, May 14, 2009
One of the next frontiers of search is taking all of the unstructured data spread helter-skelter across the Web and treat it like it is sitting in a nice, structured database. It is easier to get answers out of a database where everything is neatly labeled, stamped, and categorized.