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Five Tips for Online Safety for Kids, a NoBullying Guide Released Today

London, UK (PRWEB) February 17, 2014

The internet is, unfortunately, a dangerous place. Sexual predators and bullies frequently use the internet to target innocent youngsters. Sites exhibiting graphic violence and/or pornography abound and it is not uncommon for children to accidentally stumble onto these sites. NoBullying releases today a guide on the Top Five Tips for Online Safety for Kids.

The article lists the most important Tips for Online Safety for Kids which include Supervision of children using the internet, promoting honest communication with children by creating a safe space when children can talk about what they do online without fear of repercussion or punishment.

The article also encourages parents to try using internet filtering software that blocks sites children shouldn’t be seeing.

The guide also stresses the fact that it is also important to teach children how to deal with online bullying and potential predators. Teach kids to refrain from answering online bullies, engaging in online bullying and/or passing on comments made by online bullies. Parents also need to teach children how to avoid online predators by never “friending” or chatting with people online that they do not know in person. Children should also be taught to recognize the behavior exhibited by a potentially predatory person and report the incident to their parents.

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “We look at online predators the same way we are concerned about online bullies and both are sadly targeting children all over the world.” He added, “We want children to enjoy the world of the internet without facing the sad reality of online predators and bullies.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.







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Parents Encouraged to Sign Internet Safety Agreement with Children

(PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The agreement, available at http://www.accidentattorneys.org, sets online expectations and responsibilities for both parents and children.

“Research shows that 1 in 25 youths have received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact,” said injury attorney Richard Hastings of Hartford, Connecticut, national spokesman for the Accident Attorneys Organization. In the Los Angeles case, police said their suspect admitted to arranging a meeting with one juvenile, although that meeting never took place.

“In 27 percent of the incidents solicitors asked youths for sexual photographs of themselves,” Hastings added, citing research by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Hastings is a partner in the law firm Hastings, Cohan & Walsh.

The AccidentAttorneys.org guide includes the following promises:

All Family Members

We will never give out personal information such as our last name, address, phone number, city where we live, name of our school, or where we work.
We will not post or send pictures of others without their permission.
We will not give our passwords to anyone outside of the family.
We will not talk on the phone, text, or use a device while driving.

Child(ren)

I will not create accounts or profiles without my parent’s permission.
I will not download files or pictures without my parent’s permission. They may contain viruses.
If anyone makes me feel pressured or uncomfortable, or acts inappropriately toward me online, I’ll stop talking to that person and will tell a family member or trusted adult about it.
I will never meet with someone in person that I only know online. If someone online asks to meet with me, I will tell a parent right away.

Parent(s)

I will initiate regular conversations with my child about his or her online behavior and interests.
If I do not understand a device, app, or website that my child uses, I will ask them to explain it to me and show me how it works.
I will take the time to learn about social networking, online gaming, and other sites and technology my child uses and enjoys.

The complete agreement includes many other promises that parents and children can make to each other in order to stay safe. There is also a place for each family member to sign and date the agreement.

“Maintaining safe Internet practices as a family can help keep children safe from predators and cyber bullies, and can also protect the entire family from identity theft and other devastating financial scams,” Hastings said.

AccidentAttorneys.org is a nationwide network of highly credentialed accident and injury attorneys with three missions: Help injured people find exceptional lawyers in their area; inform the public about personal safety issues, and support worthy charities involving those who have suffered life-altering injury in the communities we serve.







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Scenario Learning Expands into Workplace Safety with the Launch of SafePersonnel

Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) March 05, 2014

Over the past decade, Scenario Learning has helped thousands of school districts, colleges and insurance partners reduce losses while increasing safety with the SafeSchools and SafeColleges product lines. Now, through the launch of the SafePersonnel suite, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions is helping non-academic organizations create safer workplaces.

U.S. workplace statistics reveal that nearly 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence each year, one in four women reports workplace harassment and up to one-third of employees experience workplace bullying.

Providing a safe and hazard-free workplace is not just an employer’s responsibility, it is often the law. Workplace safety encompasses a variety of topics, including environmental hazards such as asbestos awareness or hazard communications; illegal employment practices such as discrimination or sexual harassment; and human resource concerns such as workplace bullying and violence prevention. Employers who don’t protect workers may incur OSHA fines, workers’ comp claims or costly lawsuits – all of which are detrimental to any organization.

The SafePersonnel suite can help employers provide safer workplaces and has been customized for municipalities, non-profits, businesses and other non-academic organizations. The suite includes solutions for staff training and compliance management, safety incident reporting and tracking, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and chemical inventory management.

”We developed the SafePersonnel product line because of the terrific success that our education customers have had with SafeSchools and SafeColleges,” said Scenario Learning CEO Brian Taylor. “Many of our customers, who have implemented the programs well, have reduced losses by more than 50 percent, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, all while increasing safety. We want to deliver these same benefits to other organizations as well.”

Long-time Scenario Learning partners, Keenan, the largest privately held insurance brokerage/consulting firm in California, and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) have already implemented the SafePersonnel Staff Training and Compliance Management System for their municipality clients.

The SafePersonnel Staff Training System includes a comprehensive library of expert-authored courses on workplace safety topics. The system allows managers to easily assign training, and automatically tracks training completions in real-time. Employees say they like the flexibility that online training provides, allowing them to complete training from any web-enabled device.

For more information, visit the SafePersonnel website or call Brian Leukering, SafePersonnel Program Manager at 800.434.0154.

About Scenario Learning

Scenario Learning develops award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer schools and workplaces. The company’s web-based product portfolio includes solutions for staff training, bullying/incident reporting and tracking, accident tracking, and SDS management for the education and business markets. Known best for its market-leading SafeSchools suite of K-12 products, Scenario Learning partners with thousands of school districts, colleges, insurance providers and businesses around the world. For more information, visit http://www.scenariolearning.com.

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