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Dr. Edward F. Dragan, Writer of Soon to be Published Book, ‘Keeping Kids Safe in School: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know,’ Addresses the Issue of School Bullying

Lambertville, NJ (PRWEB) April 19, 2007

Dr. Edward F. Dragan education expert and founder of Education Management Consulting, LLC recognizes the importance of cooperative efforts to prevent school bullying.

“All children are entitled to courteous and respectful treatment by students and staff at school. Educators have a duty to ensure that students have a safe learning environment,” says education expert and school liability consultant Dr. Dragan.

In American schools, more than 16 percent of students say that they have been bullied by other students during the 2000-2001 school year, according to a survey funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The study appears in the April 25, 2001 Journal of the American Medical Association.

In the U.S. many states are finally recognizing the urgent need to take a firm stand against bullying. In February 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled students have the right to attend school without being subjected to repeated taunts from other children. The ruling makes school districts in that state responsible for stopping bias-based harassment. A school district may be found liable if it knew about a “hostile educational environment” and failed to take reasonable action to end it.

Eighteen additional states, Guam, and Puerto Rico have passed anti-bullying laws and require public schools to have an anti-bullying policy in place. These laws generally define harassment and bullying as any conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and which creates an objectively hostile school environment. The list includes age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.

According to Dr. Dragan, “The key for the protection of both the victim and the school is that the school takes affirmative action whenever there is an observation or report of bullying.”

“Schools must have clear policies and procedures and train students and staff in the detection, reporting, and prevention of bullying. No amount of laws will stop the practice of bullying. Effectiveness is achieved when students, parents, teachers, and administrators join together to confront bullying and harassment. Each must take responsibility to take part to protect students and to make schools safe.”


Edward F. Dragan, Ed.D. is the founder of Education Management Consulting, LLC, providing consultation and education expert witness services to school administrators and attorneys on education-related issues including school management, safety, bullying, education law suits, and school risk assessments. His book, Keeping Kids Safe in School: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know, is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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Edward F. Dragan, Ed.D.

Education Management Consulting, LLC




New Issue of Natural Healing, Natural Wellness Newsletter Offers Summertime Tips

Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) June 22, 2011

Now that the solstice has arrived, its officially summerand the new Summer 2011 issue of Natural Healing, Natural Wellness is now available. Published by Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY, the newsletter focuses on natural ways individuals can live healthy, vibrant lives. It features informative articles and tips from experts in such diverse areas as nutrition, green living, massage therapy, fitness, stress management, aromatherapy, dream work, and other disciplines, as well as insights from Lou Paradise, president and chief of research, Topical BioMedics. The newsletter can be accessed on the homepage of the companys website, http://www.topricin.com.

In this new issue, Paradises article, Understanding What Pain Really is, and Better Ways to Treat it, discusses the purpose and function of pain, the bodys healing response and its needs, and how over-the-counter, chemical-based pain pills–with their serious side effects–are hazardous to our health. His article outlines safe approaches to pain management, as well as a comprehensive chart of various pain chemicals and their side effects.

The newsletter also offers healing tips and company news, as well as information and insights from contributing columnists. Annie B. Bond, author and green living expert, gives instructions for removing labels from plastic without chemicals. Massage therapist and aromatherapist Joan Apter discusses radiation toxicity and natural ways the public can protect themselves. Radio talk-show host and certified dream work facilitator Doug Grunther delves into the symbolic significance of water in dreams. Authors and stress management experts Nancy Butler-Ross and Michael Suib give a 60-second exercise for achieving meditative focus. Former professional body builder, fitness expert, and massage therapist Laurie Towers provides an overview of womens history and how to help cultivate a positive body image and self esteem in young women. Roufia Payman, director of outpatient nutritional services at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY, provides insights on Persian New Year and shares a recipe for Persian Fish and Rice. She also reveals which dirty dozen fruits and vegetables harbor the highest levels of pesticides and which have the lowest. Author, chef, and nutritional counselor/lifestyle coach Alexandra Jamieson explains why fried foods are more dangerous than we think.

The new issue of Natural Healing, Natural Wellness also introduces new columnist Eric Francis, the founder and editor of Planet Waves, astrologer, and investigative journalist, who offers the Chiron Files.

About Topical BioMedics, Inc.

Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical regulated natural biomedicines for pain relief. The companys flagship product, Topricin

uKnow.com Enables Direct Selling Organizations to Grow While Addressing Major Social Issue

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 13, 2012

uKnow.com, Inc., a provider of parental intelligence solutions, today announced that BeanStalk, LLC (http://www.abeanstalk.com), a direct selling organization focused on child safety products,is using its technology to power BeanStalks offerings. uKnow.com’s technology will enable BeanStalk customers to have a bird’s eye view of what is going on in their child’s digital world so that they can keep their finger on the pulse, and when necessary, take action to protect the safety and privacy of their children.

uKnow.com’s enterprise platform product, called FamilyConnect.net, is the only commercially available offering that merges social network, mobile phone and location monitoring into a single consumer product which can be private-labeled by companies. Using FamilyConnect.net, companies such as direct selling organizations, home security providers, cable providers, wholesale club stores, and more can offer a value-added service without the need to invest in additional infrastructure.

uKnow.com will power the front-end BeanStalk website, all subscription management, billing, payment processing, reporting, analytics and technical support. BeanStalk independent business owners, known as Advocatesnwill have the opportunity to offer a free version of the service and sell upgraded versions of the service ranging from only $ 4.95 per month to $ 19.95 per month. The free version enables Advocates to provide a valuable service to their community while also extending their networking opportunities.

We are extremely enthusiastic to add BeanStalk to our growing list of enterprise clients, since their focus on child safety issues aligns so well with our companys mission, said Steve Woda, CEO and co-founder of uKnow.com Partnering with uKnow.com is a very natural fit for any direct selling organization because todays parents are actively looking for solutions to the parenting challenges technology presents. You cannot watch television for more than a few minutes today without the topic of cyberbullying, sexting, or online predators coming up. The current environment creates a tremendous opportunity for direct sales organizations with the foresight to grow their businesses while helping to address these important social issues.

Every parent wants and needs more transparency into their childs digital life, but would like to achieve it in a noninvasive and constructive way. We are excited to use uKnow.com to power our BeanStalk service offerings that help parents simplify the task of monitoring their kids technology use, said Hannah Masters, CEO of BeanStalk. uKnow.com managed the entire process of getting the service up and running, which allowed us to stay focused on our area of expertise — sales and marketing.

About uKnow.com

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Arlington, Va., uKnow.com is the only parental intelligence system available for both private-label and consumer use. The company powers the world’s leading Parental Intelligence Systems including uKnowKids.com, http://www.kidsafe.me, and http://www.SafeCyberKids.com, among others.

uKnow.com works with companies and organizations to help parents protect their kids from child predators, sexting, and cyberbullying with a special focus on the social networks and mobile phone. uKnow.com provides parents with a bird’s eye view of what is going on in their child’s digital world so that they can keep their finger on the pulse, and when necessary, take action to protect the safety and privacy of their kids. You can find uKnow.com on Twitter (@uknowkids), on Facebook, or follow our blog at http://www.uknowkids.com.


Social Media Agency fishbat responds to the Growing Issue of Social Media Predators in Indonesia as Facebook Cracks Down on Illegal Activity

Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) November 03, 2012

On November 3rd, social media agency fishbat responds to an article published by Stuff.co.nz which reports that human trafficking and sexual predators have found a new hunting ground in social media. fishbat comments on the predators behavior as an irresponsible use of social media.

According to Stuff.co.nz, So far this year, 27 of the 129 children reported missing to Indonesia’s National Commission for Child Protection are believed to have been abducted after meeting their captors on Facebook, said the group’s chairman, Arist Merdeka Sirait. One of those befriended on the social media site has been found dead.

Stuff.co.nz reported that In the month since the Depok girl was found near a bus terminal September 30, there have been at least seven reports of young girls in Indonesia being abducted by people they met on Facebook. Although no solid data exists, police and aid groups that work on trafficking issues say it seems to be a particularly big problem in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Social media was meant to bring people together. Unfortunately, Facebook has corrupted individuals using this platform for their own agendas. It is up to the user to protect themselves from suspected dangers when using social media, comments Sida Li, fishbat VP of Internal Operations.

The article states that Facebook says its investigators regularly review content on the site and work with authorities, including Interpol, to combat illegal activity. It also has employees around the world tasked with cracking down on people who attempt to use the site for human trafficking.

fishbat applauds Facebook for standing up to this irresponsible use of social media, comments Li. Facebook protects its users and that says a lot to marketing firms everywhere.

fishbat, Inc. is a full service social media agency. With social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat strives as a marketing company to raise awareness when it comes to your brand and strengthen your corporate image.


Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychology Volume 02, Issue 08: Sexual Abuse of Children

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychology Volume 02, Issue 08: Sexual Abuse of Children.

The goal of this program is to improve the recognition and reporting of child sexual abuse. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Recognize which types of physical and nonphysical activities and occurrences constitute sexual abuse.

2. Distinguish normative sexual behaviors from non-normative sexual behaviors.

3. Protect and maintain therapeutic alliances throughout the process of suspecting and reporting child sexual abuse.

4. Educate children and parents about the most effective means of preventing and intervening in sexual abuse.

5. Coordinate and cooperate with Child and Youth Services in cases of suspected abuse.

The original programs were presented by Stephon Proctor, PhD, Postdoctoral Pediatric Psychology Fellow, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.