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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SuicideHotlines.com

Suicide Hotlines.com

For suicide prevention and emotional crisis, please take a moment to pass this on to someone you know is struggling or if you need this yourself.

You are not alone, there are people that care, people that will listen and help.

Visit www.suicidehotlines.com and click into your state.

Toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1-800-SUICIDE   1-800-273-TALK
1-800-784-2433   1-800-273-8255


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Rise of the Cheater

.From peeking at a neighbor’s test in school to sneaking a second helping of dessert when no one’s looking, everybody seems to cheat a little every now and then. In fact, if you’re like most people, statistics show that you’ve probably already fibbed a time or two today. Lying and cheating have been an ugly little fact of life for a long time, but today’s generation of students and young professionals show a startling trend in attitudes toward cheating: The average young person doesn’t just admit to lying and cheating more often than previous generations, they also often believe that lying and cheating are a necessary fact of life. If you’re a student, chances are you’ve given someone the answers to a quiz, “borrowed” a friend’s paper, or even collaborated on a test when you shouldn’t. These are all behaviors that have been present in academics for decades, but the alarming fact about this behavior is how it sets adolescents up for their actions as an adult. Studies show that students who regularly cheat in school are far more likely to participate in dishonest conduct as adults, from swindling a customer to cheating on a spouse. If adolescents today are behaving more dishonestly than ever, what will they look like as adults tomorrow?

Rise of the Cheater Infographic Source: Online Colleges

Monday, July 16, 2012

Keepin' It Private

Keepin' It Private is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to protecting the privacy of minors by producing innovative and fun-to-watch content distributed through various media, teaching tweens and teens how to safely navigate the vast expanse of their ever-growing technological network.

Nothing is more precious than our children. At Keepin' It Private, in a world where technology brings to our fingertips new and exciting ways in which to connect with others, whether it's across the street or across the globe, we strive to reach out to, encourage and empower kids to network responsibly prior to forming habits that may breach or compromise their personal information or well-being. 

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Treatment Talk

Treatment Talk

A fantastic website and educational resources for parents and everyone, Treatment Talk covers a wide range of informational articles and valuable tools that are dealing with addiction.

Cathy Taughinbaugh founder of Treatment Talk.

What you will find on Treatment Talk:
  • Create a life of peace, serenity and joy.
  • Learn more about addiction and recovery from people experienced in the field.
  • Find treatment resources that can help you or your family member.
  • Connect with others who have experienced addiction and made the journey through to recovery.
  • Find powerful books and helpful links to help you find your way.
Visit today at www.treatmenttalk.org

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Papersalt - Simple Tools for Families

What a great resource of books and journals as well as other resources for families!

Papersalt has something for everyone and every age range.

Who are they?

We are a division of Revolution, a Seattle marketing and printing company founded in 2003.
We specialize in employee training and recognition, building content to inspire and influence people.
We are parents. We have spent years building content around families.
At our best as parents and family members, we still always need help. That’s why we started Papersalt.
Building and nurturing your family is the hardest thing you’ll do. With so much media in front of us, we realize that simple, memorable, engaging content is extremely effective.
Content for all books, games and artwork is researched and written by us and our families. And we produce all of the items in our Seattle facility.

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PRESS RELEASE FOR PAPERSALT:


Papersalt Launches New Product Line of Tools for Families

Seattle, WA- Seattle’s Revolution, Inc. recently launched their new product line Papersalt. Papersalt creates simple, effective, to-the-point books for kids and parents, giving families an effective set of tools that can be used in all stages of learning.

Recently mentioned on the Macaroni Kids site, Papersalt products are not only unique, but a truly thoughtful idea. The creators spent years building the content around families… The books feature everything from table manners and ways for families to be healthier, to driving do’s & don’ts and things moms would like their kids to remember as they grow up.”
 –Macaroni Kid, Snoqualmie

“I got ‘Being a Girl'. I read it to my daughters yesterday. My 5 year old wanted to read it herself again later....then again today...3 times”
-Tiffany (Goldthwaite, TX)

“I got "We Do", I read it to the kids right away and we are going to be using it as an awesome tool for our family from now on!!!”
-Lindsay (Big Lake, MN)

Papersalt products are made by and for parents with the hope that kids will pay more attention to the family-based ideas in each book. With just enough content and creative designs, these books are a useful way to translate life lessons into simple yet memorable advice.

Selfish Mom: Inspire and Instruct Your Kids with Papersalt Books:

Family Matters Blog: Papersalt Books Helps My Dislexic Boy

All products can be viewed at www.papersalt.com

Sunday, July 1, 2012

iPredator Inc



iPredator Inc. was founded in September 2011 to provide educational and advisory products & services to consumers and organizations on Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking, Child Predators, Cyber Crime, Internet Defamation, Cyber Terrorism and the new fields of ICT Forensic Psychology & ICT Psychology they are pioneering. Created by a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli, their goal is to reduce victimization, abuse, theft and disparagement from online assailants.

In addition to assisting citizens, iPredator Inc.’s mission is to initiate a nationally sustained educational & awareness campaign with the help of private, state and federal agencies. In June 2012, iPredator Inc. launched their website, www.iPredator.co along with their forensics blog, Dark Psychology and Internet safety blog, Dr. Internet Safety. At their website, they offer an enormous free resource library for site visitors covering the vast range of Cyber Predators, Internet Safety, Cyber Security, ICT Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Nuccitelli became interested in the psychology and profiling of those who use Information and Communications Technology to abuse, steal, taunt and victimize others online in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Nuccitelli and his team of expert consultants grew even more determined to develop victimization prevention & intervention strategies for vulnerable online users utilizing education, investigation, legal, law enforcement and information technology experts.

At the center of iPredator Inc.’s products and services is Dr. Nuccitelli’s theoretical construct, iPredator. As a member and consultant to the American College of Forensic Examiners International, iPredator was the feature article in their 2011 winter issue of The Forensic Examiner published quarterly. Since 2009, Dr. Nuccitelli has dedicated himself to learning the psychological composition of those who are engaged in online malevolent activities. His definition of iPredator is as follows:

iPredator: A child, adult or group who engages in exploitation, victimization, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using information and communications technology (ICT.) iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be any age, either gender and not bound by economic status, race or national heritage.

Dr. Nuccitelli and his colleagues have compiled an enormous database leading to iPredator Inc.’s resource library available at no charge to all site visitors. Having read, reviewed and compiled these links, websites and resources, he went on to develop the IPI Assessment Collection & IISC Collection designed for parents, businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, teens, adults and public figures offered at their website to take online and/or purchase. The IPI Assessment Collection & IISC Collection address cyber bullying, cybercrime, cyber stalking, cyber terrorism, digital reputation, social media, corporate disparagement and cyber predators. Interested parties can also purchase the licenses to these assessments to use for their own endeavors to educate and assess their communities, organizations and businesses in their online activities and ICT safety practices.

Concurrent with these assessments, iPredator Inc. offers a unique educational & advisory-based membership service called iPredator Protected. iPredator Protected functions to educate, advise and assist their members on the appropriate strategies for prevention, intervention, investigation and guidance if targeted by an iPredator. iPredator Inc. services include trainings, educational seminars, phone consultations and advisory, investigation, forensic and ICT Forensic Psychology services for law enforcement, attorneys and court systems. iPredator Inc. also offers trainings on ICT Psychology and Digital Reputation Management for businesses and the general public.

iPredator Inc. retains and consults with regional and national attorneys, law enforcement, ICT security experts, criminal investigators and the American College of Forensic Examiners International. Law enforcement, the legal system, community organizations and national activist organizations support iPredator Inc., their mission and the products, services and valuable information they share at their website, www.iPredator.co.

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