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The issues are real.

You might be a parent asking yourself, "What can I do about this?" or  "How can I protect my child from cyberbullying?"


Maybe you are a student worried about your upcoming college applications.  What will the university admissions officers think about your Facebook or MySpace page?


Perhaps you are an educator wondering where to begin teaching students about the realities and consequences of their online behavior.



          You might be a school administrator wondering how to address new Federal guidelines requiring Internet safety lessons are taught in order to qualify for E-Rate Funding.

Maybe you are an employer seeking to train staff on the proper use of social networking sites and expectations for conduct.


We established FaceOurselves.com to address these concerns-- to put the power in the hands of students and teachers and parents.

 It's time we do an about-face on social networking and cyberbullying.


At FaceOurselves.com, we can help students learn about proper conduct online.

Our unique curriculum is a must have for today's middle and high schools, colleges and universities and career preparation programs.

To keep students safe, we will focus on cyberbullying, protecting personal information and learning about what is appropriate for the world to see.

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This year, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Broadband Data Improvement Act.  This Act, amongst many other provisions, will require schools to teach about cyberbullying, social networking and proper online behavior.  Let FaceOurselves.com be your go to source for research-based curriculum, lesson plans, and training workshops.

Update to Federal regulations proposal:
"We propose to revise section 54.520(c)(i) t) add a certification provision that a school’s Internet safety policy must include educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response... " 

**Let FaceOurselves.com help you meet new Federal requirements for E-Rate funding!**   **We will provide all necessary documentation for FCC audits**



Who are we?  Parents, Educators.

To put it simply, people who care about our kids and their safety online. We know we can't always be there, watching over their shoulders, but we can teach them the expectations for their online behavior. We can teach them to monitor themselves and their friends. We can teach them to protect their identities. We can empower them to do the right thing every time.


The world is watching. It's time to Face Ourselves.



What we offer:

  • A complete, customized curriculum for online safety, including cyberbullying and social networking and a student code of conduct.  

  • Our curriculum can be delivered online or face to face. 
    • Using our proven, engaging materials, your staff can effectively deliver this curriculum
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  • We can provide trainers and staff to deliver content to your students

  • Consulting services for schools and community groups


  • Guest Lectures and Keynote Addresses
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Headlines

Parents Struggle with Cyberbullying

As reported in e-School News, October 13, 2008:  "Schools soon required to teach web safety"
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=55557

Track the Broadband Data Improvement Act here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1492

The link below is from the Chicago Tribune, front page September 20, 2008: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-facebook-college-20-sep20,0,2460681.story

The following are recent stories featuring issues of cyberbullying and social networking behavior:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100330/world/us_school_bullying  Should school officials be held responsible in case of bullied girl's suicide?
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/01/21/msu.recruits/index.html?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin   NCAA Football recruits should take warning...

http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=62173  Sexting- related issues

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/hscout/2009/06/29/hscout628463.html

http://www.examiner.com/x-15692-Chicago-Parenting-Teens-Examiner~y2009m7d8-Teen-sexting  Sexting- related issues

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/foxvalleysun/news/1651183,Senger-promotes-sexting-bill-NA070309.article  Sexting- related issues

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/education/story/806553.html

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/11/19/13gardner_ep.h28.html?r=1225270567&tmp=695219338





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