New venture connects US teachers online


Article from Seattle Post Intelligencer:

MIAMI (AP) — Discussing education reform at Stanford University last year, the leader of one of the nation’s largest teacher unions decided to turn the tables and ask a question of the audience.

“You’re all technology people,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. “Could you actually help us?”

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Online Predators is a guide for parents who want to know if their child is at risk due to information they share online. Parents will gain insight on how to assist their child in creating a safer profile and displaying appropriate images. This book will help the reader choose software that can act as a ‘virtual’ parent to supervise their child’s online activities. Several techniques used by online predators to groom children for sexual exploitation are discussed in detail. Secrecy is the predator’s strongest weapon communication is the parent’s strongest defense. The resource section supplies a list of websites and phone numbers of agencies working to protect children. This information will aid parents in reporting online predators to the proper authorities. Deputy Chief Michael Sullivan is one of the true pioneers in the battle to keep kids safe online. At the Naperville Police Department and now for the Illinois Attorney General, he has been an innovator and leader in this challenging field. His latest book offers powerful, timely messages for kids and adults. I am particularly enthusiastic about his content for junior and senior high school students, including vital information on social networking, digital cameras, and much more. His content for adults is equally important, reaching into areas in which many are woefully uninformed, including identity theft and peer-to-peer networks. It is an important resource for everyone. Ernie Allen: CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Online safety is now an essential part of a child’s education. Deputy Chief Michael Sullivan has played a critical role in investigating Internet crimes and creating Internet safetyeducation programs for the Illinois Attorney General’s office. This book incorporates the same excellent methods that we use for delivering clear messages to children, teachers, and parents. Lisa Madigan: Illinois Attorney General
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