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Bullying / Abuse

Warning Mom & Dad – The Latest Cyber Safety Issue – Chatroulette – by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

Just when you thought you had heard of all the ways complete strangers could interact with your child or your son or daughter could become a victim of cyber sexting, here’s the latest – chatroulette. Invented by a teenager (why does this not surprise me?) chatroulette is a site that anyone with a webcam can […]

If Adults Can Be Fooled By The Craigslist Killer, Imagine What Our Kids Face?

When you look at Philip Markoff, the 22-year old accused of being the "Craigslist killer," you could never imagine that he could be responsible for such crimes.  According to his fiancee, he's a nice, clean cut, intelligent med student.  But the police have painted a different picture – that of of a cold-blooded killer who […]

Teaching my daughters self-reliance

For any of you who follow my blog I believe you know that I'm going through a divorce.  While I know that this is the right thing for me, it doesn't make it any easier and it's been one of the most challenging times in my life.  While I'm still regarded as The Safety Mom, […]

Rhiana’s story is a perfect teachable moment for my kids about abuse and self-esteem

I love when I find those teachable moments.  All three of my kids absolutely love Rhiana and also know who Chris Brown is.   And they know what's going on with the couple.  Yesterday Rhiana announced that, even though the couple is back together, she will testify against him if required to do so.  I have […]

Michelle and Hillary – Two role models for our girls

For the past two nights I have sat glued to my TV watching and listening to two incredible women – Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.  I wish my daughters were a bit older so that they could have stayed up with me and really appreciated what is happening right now.  Michelle echoed the principals I […]

Latest MySpace Cyberbullying Victim

This week an 8th grade girl in Florida is missing her graduation.  She's too embarrassed to go because she's afraid she'll be teased about the sexual comments that have been posted on her My Space page.  The problem is, she isn't the one who has been posting these messages.  This little girl is the most […]

Warning of School Threat Spread By Text – Help or Hystera?

There was an article on the cover of USA Today this morning about the power of text messaging in spreading rumors about potential school violence.  Apparently in the past several months many schools have seen wide spread absenteeism after students had used text messages to spread warnings about potential campus shooters, bomb threats and the […]

Moms Beware! Is Your Daughter Playing Miss Bimbo?

I’ve recently been speaking alot about online safety and being aware of what your kids are doing online.  It’s hard for moms to keep up with everything on the Internet so I’ve made it my job to keep moms has informed as possible.  The newest site to pop up is Miss Bimbo.  Yes, it’s as […]