"The web and e-mail opened up a whole new avenue of communication and
bullying, made more destructive because it can be anonymous," said
Dr. Mary Thelma Weiner, in her interview with ODYSSEY, a publication of
the Laurent Clerc
"Preventing bulling" Odyssey 2006-2007 pages 20-22. She is currently the only deaf Olweus Bullying Prevention
Program trainer. www.deafbullyingprevention.com
Tips for Teens
MySpace and the Illinois Library Association provided
funding for the printing and distribution of 400 each of the three bookmarks
to every public library in Illinois.
The American Library Association joined the MySpace and Illinois Library
Association partnership in June 2007 and one million NetSafe bookmarks
were distributed at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington,
of the three bookmarks is "Safe Blogging: Tips for Teens." Two others are:
"Social Networking: Tips for Parents" and "Dealing with Cyberbullies:
Tips for Kids." www.ila.org/netsafe
Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week is October 14-20, 2007.
Young Adult Library Services Association
of the American Library Association has useful resources for libraries
to promote the week. Some public libraries own fiction books that
have deaf characters in them.
For 2007 theme, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/teenreading.htm