By Susie Greer University of GeorgiaOnce upon a time, it seemed like the school bully was best known for stealing lunch money and picking on other kids. Today, the news is full of stories about how the modern bully has moved from the lunchroom to the Internet. While the majority of schools now have policies in place about both bullying and technology use in the classroom, bullies who use their home computers may not have the same restrictions. When a child comes home from school with a black eye, it is easy to see something has happened. It is a bit harder to tell when a bully uses electronic methods to publish hateful messages on social networking sites, impersonate the victim and defame their character, send mean text messages or sign another child up for hundreds of explicit or junk email messages. To help protect your child from cyber bullies, it is important to monitor your child’s computer use. Know who they are chatting with and what websites they are visiting. Also keep an eye out for the following signs. Your child may be a victim of bullying if he or she: Becomes withdrawn from friendsFrequently complains of illness to avoid going to schoolImmediately closes or turns off the computer when someone approachesDoesn’t want to talk about what they are doing on the computerLooks angry, upset or depressed after using the computer or a cellular deviceBecomes nervous when an instant message, text message or email arrivesSuddenly stops using the computer or keeps a mobile device turned offIf you suspect your child has been bullied, open communication and calm reactions are the key to solving many problems. Save and print all messages or web pages that are in question. Teach your child not to respond to the messages and report them to an adult. Consider installing parental control software on your computer to monitor your child’s Internet activities and limit their access to inappropriate websites. If the bullying is of a threatening, harassing, violent or sexual nature or you feel your child’s identity has been compromised, contact the school authorities and seek help from law enforcement officials.
Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Aficionados of the football tournament held annually in memory of the late lawyer, Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode, who died 17 years ago, were on the look out for an upset. ALP/SPA Ajibade had shown uncommon skill to reach the final.However, that was not to be as Falana & Falana was determined to set a record that will be hard to erase, winning another title.To reach the final, Falana & Falana defeated LSMJ 4-3 in a penalty shoot out after regular period had ended goalless.ALP/SPA Ajibade, on the other hand, defeated Advocaat 2-0 with Tosan Wiltshire and Tayo Erelu accounting for both goals.Before the final, Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) lost to Advocaat 1-2 in penalty shoot out after a goalless regular time. It was a deserving bronze for Advocaat who knocked out OAL in the quarter-final. *Advocaat wins bronze medalTayo Fashesin’s hat-trick against Africa Law Practice/SPA Ajibade was all former champions, Falana & Falana needed last Sunday to regain the BOA Lawyers’ Football Tournament trophy it lost to Olisa Agbakoba Legal last year.Fashesin scored the opening goal in the 9th minute before adding two quick goals in the 18th and 19th minutes of thrilling final played at the AstroTurf 2000 facility in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Submitted by Washington Liquor Control BoardThe Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today posted the results of marijuana retail store lotteries on the public records section of its website. Earlier this week applicants were notified of their standing on each ranked-ordered list produced by 75 lotteries. *The independent, double-blind process took place April 21-25, 2014, and produced ordered lists of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. If an applicant is within the maximum allotted number of stores allotted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the WSCLB will withdraw the application and move to the next license application on the list.Jurisdictions Requiring a Lottery1,174 applicants were included in the lottery 75 jurisdictions required a lottery47 jurisdictions did not require a lottery Facebook63Tweet0Pin0 The agency contracted with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center of Washington State University and the accounting firm for Washington’s Lottery, Kraght-Snell of Seattle, to independently produce rank-ordered lists of applicants in each jurisdiction where a lottery is necessary. Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.Next StepsThe agency has begun processing the retail applications. Licensing staff will continue to process producer, processor and retailer simultaneously. As of April 30, the WSLCB has issued 25 producer and processor licenses. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July. * The lottery results for Longview were stayed by the Cowlitz County Superior Court pending a May 7, 2014 hearing.