Monthly Archives: February 2009

Today as citizens of the world, we face a daunting array of social and environmental problems ranging from health care and education to global warming and economic inequality. For each of these issues, whether local or global in scope, there are millions of people who care passionately about working for change but lack the information and opportunities necessary to translate their interest into effective action.

Social Networking Sites

Social Networks

Quick tips for keeping yourself safe on social networks

  • Put everything behind password protected walls, where only friends can see
  • Protect your password and make sure you really know who someone is before you allow them onto your friends list
  • Blur or morph your photos a bit so they won’t be abused by cyberbullies or predators
  • Don’t post anything your parents, principal or a predator couldn’t see
  • What you post online stays online – forever – so, ThinkB4uClick!
  • Don’t so or say anything online you wouldn’t say offline
  • Protect your privacy and your friends’ privacy too…get their okay before posting something about them or their pic online
  • Check what your friends are posting/saying about you. Even if you are careful, they may not be and may be putting you at risk.
  • That cute fourteen year old boy may not be cute, may not be fourteen and may not be a boy! You never know!
  • And, unless you’re prepared to attach your MySpace or Facebook to your college, job, internship, scholarship or sports team application, don’t post it publicly!

Students Face Charges in Youtube Fight Fallout

Embedded video from CNN Video

Middle school students in Green Bay, Wisconsin are facing fines and suspensions tonight after posting their school yard fight on earlier this week.

At least four students have been suspended at Franklin Middle School, for involvement with the incident and up to six students have been ticketed by police for disorderly conduct.

Several fight scenes coming out of Franklin Middle School have been recorded and posted – in one fight, two students punch each other in the school bathroom while other watch, laugh, and videotape with their cell phones.

This is just one incidence amongst many in a recent trend of posting fights and harassment on Youtube.

Check out the clip below for an in-depth description and brief footage from the fights.

Discuss what is appropriate/inappropriate for posting on youtube. Make sure to mention that your school name should never be tagged or mentioned.

109 jeans!!….make that 112!!!!

We are thrilled to announce that the middle school collected 112 jeans to be donated to homeless teens for the dosomething/aeropostale teens for jeans drive. Mrs. Praesant’s advisory and Mrs. Pal’s advisory tied with the most amount of jeans at 25 each. They have earned themselves a dress down day in the near future. For more information about the drive, visit teens for jeans . The jeans will be delivered this weekend to Aeropostale. Thanks so much for all of your support during this drive!

Teens for Jeans Celebrity Pics!

Shaliene Woodley, star of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEEN drops off her jeans at an Aeropostale in Los Angeles and even signs some for fans!

Eva Amurri (SAVED! and NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU) donates her jeans at an Aeropostale in New York

Chace Crawford, star of GOSSIP GIRL, drops off his jeans at an Aeropostale in New York

American Idol David Archuleta donates his jeans in NYC to support Teens For Jeans