If you read my blog, you will notice that I have several topics that I talk about over and over again. My blog evolved from a general catchall for anything to do with raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen when I first started to a destination spot for ways to seize with your family. But, that’s not all I write about.
One topic near and dear to me is online safety. With two teens and an elementary schooler, someone is connected to the internet at all hours of the day in my home. As a mom I want to teach my children to be good stewards of the internet, but I also want to share my knowledge with my readers. Rather than link to articles I have written, you can search for “online safety” in the search bar at the top left corner.
Today I will be a guest on Midday with Dan Rodricks Show on WYPR 88.1 talking about something I thought I would never have to write about. A 15-year-old girl in my community took her own life after being the victim of cyberbullying. I’m shocked. I’m saddened. And have no words for this tragedy.
I would be honored if you would join with me — not just today but always — to continue the conversation about cyberbullying in the digital age. Another life should not be lost.
To learn more…
- Mourner’s Wear Blue after 15-Year-Old’s Suicide — First article in the Baltimore Sun by Susan Reimer and Yvonne Wenger — April 13, 2012
- Teen’s Suicide Raises Long-Standing Concerns about CyberBullying — Baltimore Sun article by Yvonne Wenger — April 17, 2012
- Tune in today — April 20, 2012 at noon (EST) — to the Midday with Dan Rodricks Show — I will be a guest.
Update: To learn more about Grace McComas and Grace’s Law, the law named after her that makes cyberbullying a crime punishable by fines and jail time, like the Grace K. McComas Memorial Webpage on Facebook.