Bully Bait: Basketball Team Loses by 98 Points

November 28, 2011

When is enough, enough? That's the question a lot of people are asking after a group of middle school students in Kentucky lost a basketball game 100-2. Yes, you read that right. One hundred... to two.

Pikeville Independent Middle School went up 70-0 by half time, before finally beating Kimper Elementary and Middle School by 98 points. Now, as word about the rout begins to spread, many are seeking severe repercussions for Pikeville's coach, Bryan Johnson. In fact, some sources had originally reported that the school board had been considering canceling

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To Swerve, or Not to Swerve?

November 22, 2011

A few days ago while my wife and I were driving from Chicago to Madison, we witnessed a frightening situation that more than one million Americans will experience each year… a deer strike. I know that between hunting season, Thanksgiving, and holiday shopping, the roads are extra busy this time of year so it is important to be extra alert for deer. I had also always been under the impression that you need to mainly watch out for deer crossing the road at night, but this past weekend I learned that

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Hero Delusions: Where Penn State Went Wrong

November 11, 2011

Almost 8 months ago I wrote an article about 3 trends in child abuse scandals. Regardless of whether abuse occurs at the hands of a childcare provider, a clergyperson, a swim coach, or a family member, I feel there are 3 very clear similarities. For starters, the victim is always trapped in

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Fear & Lollipops: Teaching the Importance of Online Privacy

November 11, 2011

Social media safety has been discussed over and over again on Culture of Safety. We've shared advice on safe ways to communicate with minors online. We've shared social media best practices for nonprofits. We've even talked about potentially dangerous photo sharing iPhone applications.

In all of these posts we try and preach the importance of appreciating your online privacy. For a while I thought we had been doing a pretty good job. And then I had an experience that changed everything. You can't truly appreciate the fragility of your own online privacy until you experience

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