MORE INFORMATION If you are interested in attending a "Parenting in the Brave New Digital World" workshop, visit www.firstthings.org. The organization also offers the class to schools, churches and community organizations. For more information, contact Gena Ellis at 423-267-5383 or [email protected] Cyberbullying, sexting, selfies, porn, the "Momo challenge" — there are a lot of things for parents to worry about when their children have access to technology. In recent weeks, parents have flocked to social media to warn others about supposed videos featuring "Momo," a scary creature urging children to harm themselves and others, but the challenge turned out to be a hoax. The hoax had evolved from another faux challenge that proposed ever-escalating dares to kids on the messaging app, What's App, according to the Associated Press, but it wasn't linked to actual evidence of children hurting, or killing, themselves. Regardless, local organizations are doing their … [Read more...] about Social media, technology and your kids: tips for parents
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There are plenty of things that spring to mind when you think of China – the wonderfully-preserved ancient culture, the fantastic cuisine, or its status as one of the industrial powerhouses of the world. But one thing you might not think of is… Leeds? Leeds City Region Enterprise Fund (LEP) has a social media account on Weibo – China’s number one social media site with more than 400 million users.The account has also grown its number of followers from just 3,000 to more than 35,000 in the space of just one year.Translated, the account describes Leeds as “The third largest city in the UK, the second largest financial and legal centre in the UK!”The LEP, which is tasked with attracting and co-ordinating investment into the region, said it recently renewed a Chinese social media contract for three years.Recent posts include a video of the Leeds Christmas market with the translated caption: “Leeds’ Christmas, food, wine, and beautiful … [Read more...] about Big in China? Leeds makes a splash on Chinese social media site Weibo, with 35,000 followers
Michael Scherer, The Washington Post Published 5:14 am PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 Beto O'Rouke and wife Amy Hoover Sanders broadcast to Facebook live as they cooked dinner in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26, 2018. Beto O'Rouke and wife Amy Hoover Sanders broadcast to Facebook live as they cooked dinner in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo: Beto O'Rourke Campaign Photo: Beto O'Rourke Campaign Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Beto O'Rouke and wife Amy Hoover Sanders broadcast to Facebook live as they cooked dinner in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26, 2018. Beto O'Rouke and wife Amy Hoover Sanders broadcast to Facebook live as they cooked dinner in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo: Beto O'Rourke Campaign … [Read more...] about A new media landscape awaits 2020 hopefuls
Peter Jones Published 7:00 pm CDT, Monday, September 10, 2018 Keep clicking for a list of part-time jobs that could earn you $75k a year, according to the JobNetwork.com 1. Social Media Assistant Put your Facebook skills to work helping companies manage their online profiles and marketing. You can get paid up to $30 an hour to work part time rocking a company’s social media presence. less Keep clicking for a list of part-time jobs that could earn you $75k a year, according to the JobNetwork.com 1. Social Media Assistant Put your Facebook skills to work helping companies manage their online ... more Photo: Maskot | Getty Images 3. Content Editing Have impeccable grammar? Get paid up to $40 an hour editing web content or printed materials for companies. If you’re good with turning deadlines around and have great spelling, you’re golden. less 3. Content Editing Have impeccable grammar? Get … [Read more...] about These part time jobs can earn you $75k a year
AUSTIN -- With a single musing, Dallas GOP Sen. Don Huffines on Wednesday crystallized what Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is after in a hurry-up study of school safety after the massacre at Santa Fe High in southeast Texas. Huffines recalled that when he was in high school in North Texas in the 1970s, kids were unruly. Many even brought guns in their trucks to school. He was one, as he liked to duck hunt at dawn before first period, he said.Despite the proximity of firearms, though, there weren’t mass shootings, Huffines noted.“What has changed since then?” he asked a panel of mental health and education experts.The experts and the nine members of Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security could not specifically pinpoint how or why society has changed since Huffines, 60, was a teen.Participants agreed, though, that things have changed -- and that improving students’ mental health is necessary to keep schools safe.Clifford K. Moy, director of … [Read more...] about Texas lawmakers discuss what could make students violent: Mental health, social media, video games?