Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tribute to Detroit Renaissance High School Student Billy Watts: Life and Death played out on Social Media

I didn’t know Billy Watts or his family personally, but when I was alerted to view his social media timeline, I felt immediately connected to him.  Tragically, Billy Watts, 17, a senior at Renaissance High School in Detroit is no … Continue reading

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New App Monitors Twitter Feeds for Suicide Warnings – Keeping children, teens, and families safe Online

Earlier this week I shared my view of how a child’s online activities and cries for help often foreshadows their offline actions, resulting in a tragedy.  In the past few years there have been many cases where the victims shared … Continue reading

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What role did Social Media Play in the Washington State High School Shooting : Online Actions often foreshadow Offline Realities

              Jaylen Ray Fryberg, opened fired in the cafeteria of Marysville-Philchuck High School, killing two students and seriously wounding four others before killing himself.  Usually in these cases, we find that the teen shooter … Continue reading

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Michigan Teen’s Nude Selfies set off 5-years of Blackmail – 6 Practical Tips to keep your child safe online and using social media responsibly

  A Michigan teen became the victim of an online predator five-years ago when at the age of 13 she sent a nude photograph of herself to him.  The now 18-year old teen has attempted suicide twice as she continued … Continue reading

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Great resume, but YOU don’t fit our corporate culture – Bridging the gender and racial gap in technology

During my many conversations on bridging the gender and racial gap in technology, a re-occurring theme is, “Hey, I want to hire a diverse workforce, but we have a hard time finding people who fit into our corporate culture. OK… … Continue reading

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