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Media Release: …Because Lying in the Family Court is Child Abuse, Says Fathers4Equality

Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

A case of poor judgment.

The Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant, has recently launched an extraordinary attack on Australia’s internationally regarded 2006 Family Law amendments, by writing to the Attorney-General and asking him to urgently repeal important provisions within the amendments.

According to Ash Patil, President of shared parenting group Fathers4Equality, “These provisions in the family law act were specifically implemented to reduce the epidemic of false allegations and parental alienation that permeate every corridor of the Family Law Courts, to the clear detriment of the innocent children caught in the cross-fire. But Bryant wants them removed, and fails to explain how the innocent victims of maliciously false allegations would be protected without them.”

James Adams adds, “What is more astonishing it seems is that unlike the parliamentary committee that recommended these laws in the first place, the Chief Justice has not consulted widely before making such an extraordinary intervention (in fact she has not consulted with any fathers’ groups at all). Rightly or wrongly, Bryant will now be perceived to have compromised views on this issue, denying her the opportunity to have played a unifying force in the process of family law reform in this country, much like the wasted opportunities of her predecessor.”

The two provisions Bryant wants specifically removed include:

*the order of costs, at the Judge’s discretion, against a parent who has been proven to have “knowingly” made false allegation in Court, and

*unspecified actions, at the Judges’s discretion, against a parent who has purposely alienated or deliberately maligned the children against the other parent

The importance of these provisions

Patil explains that “These provisions have been specifically implemented to reduce the disturbingly common practices by some separated parents in making contrived and sinister allegations in Court against the other parent, and to otherwise engage in concerted efforts to destroy the relationship between the child and the other parent. This is done knowing full well the children will be irrevocably harmed in the process, both psychologically and emotionally. Yet it goes on and will continue to go on given human nature, unless we have laws to help it stop.

“So these are ‘good’, modest provisions designed to stop misguided parents from misusing the system and abusing innocent children.”

Introduced only after extensive community consultation

According to Adams “These provisions were agreed to by a bi-partisan parliamentary committee (both Labor and Libs/Nats) that went around Australia canvassing the views of all Australians for over two years. Finally this committee was so appalled at the extent of institutional abuse in the Family Court that it recommended measures to protect innocent children and parents who were victims of contrived allegations and parental alienation by spiteful ex-partners.”

But Bryant wants to override the will of the Australian people and the will of Parliament, and to completely remove all disincentives against lying in the Family Court.

Really soft penalty for a very serious crime

Patil, who claims that many F4E members are subjected to false allegations, states that “Proving that someone has ‘knowingly’ made false allegations rather than ‘mistakenly’ or ‘recklessly’ is quite a tall order. The standard of proof in these matters is a very tough hurdle to pass, and as a result ‘knowingly false’ allegations have only been proven in a relatively few cases in recent years. If they are proved, they may result in a costs order, although this has been rarely applied in children’s matters by the judiciary.

“Now given that perjury in any other Australian court may result in 10 years or more jail time, one must be mindful of the fact that this is a really soft penalty for a very serious crime. It is a provision however that can work as a disincentive, albeit a modest one, in dissuading many parents from lying in the Family Court in the first place.”

So these are “good”, modest provisions designed as a disincentive to those misguided parents who may in a moment of weakness be tempted to make contrived allegations in Court.

Measured responses to issues of concern

Patil and Adams are frustrated by the logic used by the Chief Justice, and Patil adds that “Bryant justifies the need for these changes by suggesting that some people have misunderstood these provisions. Even if this is true, her suggested fix is a remarkable over-reaction to an issue that could be addressed through a number of simple measures.”

“Given that most parents in family law proceedings are either represented by lawyers, have visited a family relationship centre or have sought government funded legal services, a simple review could identify the cause of this misinformation from within these service providers, and provide an opportunity for corrective measures to be implemented.”

Adams wonders why the Chief Justice needs to throw the baby out with the bathwater, and opines that “a request to the Attorney General to implement an educational campaign to educate parents about these provisions would go a long way in addressing any existing misconceptions, and would be a more measured and effective approach to the issue at hand.”

Adams continues “Given the unprecedented nature of these family law amendments, what is required are sensible, well-measured & ultimately timely approaches to these issues, in order to allow for proper outcomes based research to develop. Anything less than this would put at risk the very wellbeing of those we are trying to protect.”

Broader consultations as a first step

Fathers4Equality would like to encourage the Chief Justice to put some thought into what checks and measures she would alternatively suggest be implemented, if the current provisions are removed, to protect children from the devastating damage resulting from alienation and perjury in Court. Given that lying in the Family Court and parental alienation are forms of child abuse, we stress the importance of carefully considering the implications to the welfare of children if these safeguards are removed.

Secondly and in reference to a recent campaign that has promoted a less than accurate reflection of these new laws, we would ask the Chief Justice to consider making a public statement to the effect, as is the case, that no evidence exists of any escalation of child abuse as a result of the new amendments. This would be an important statement from the Chief Justice in the interests of an informed community discussion on this matter, and would help ensure that the debate is discussed in terms of facts, not innuendo.

Finally, we would like to draw attention to the increasingly under-resourced and overworked child protection authorities in this country, and the fact that too many cases of genuine abuse are not thoroughly investigated, in part because of the level of false allegations emanating from the Family Court. It must be recognised that for every hour that a child protection officer is investigating a false allegation, it is one hour less protection that can be given to a child in genuine need, and this is a cost that the children of Australia simply cannot afford.

Fathers4Equality would be open to discussing these important issues further with the Chief Justice, if she is willing to accept our invitation.

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Coastal Cuties Organic Tear Free Toddler Shampoo Announced as a Honored Recipient of iParenting Media Award in Baby Care Category


Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2009

Coastal Cuties Gear, Inc., a producer of natural, organic, and paraben-free baby care products announced that it’s Natural & Organic Orange Creamsicle Tear Free Toddler Shampoo was a recipient of an iParenting Media Award in the 2009 category. Made with organic and natural ingredients, no parabens or phthalates, Coastal Cuties Tear-Free Orange Creamsicle Toddler Shampoo is a gentle daily shampoo that conditions and moisturizes while protecting hair’s natural moisture content.

The iParenting Media Awards is one of the country’s premiere product evaluation and testing services. Coastal Cuties Tear-free Shampoo was reviewed by iParenting’s nationwide reviewers comprising of a diverse group of parents, experts, licensed childcare centers.

“We are thrilled to have Coastal Cuties tear free toddler shampoo be the recipient of an iParenting award,” states Coastal Cuties founder Andrea Salisbury. “As parents concerned about both the environment and the harmful chemicals found in most other baby and toddler personal care we created the Coastal Cuties Website and produced a complete line of natural and organic personal care products for children. To have an esteemed group of peers and professionals at iParenting recognize our achievements with this award is an honor.”

About Coastal Cuties Gear

Southern California based Coastal Cuties began as a support group for new moms and a means to support local charities. Coastal Cuties Gear is dedicated to providing advice, tips, and well tested, mother approved eco-friendly baby gear including it’s own line of natural organic high-quality kidsafe personal care products Coastal Cutie’s natural and organic baby and toddler products can be found at http://www.CoastalCutiesGear.com or by calling (800) 516-3792.

About iParenting.com

iParenting Awards is part of the Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio, a leading group of sites that provide inspiration and ideas for parents on a variety of topics important to today`s families. Sites include Disney Family.com, Kaboose.com, FamilyFun.com, BabyZone.com, ParentZone.com, AmazingMoms.com and iParenting.com.

iParenting Awards is the leading family products evaluation program that is committed to helping parents make informed decisions as they choose products for their family. The iParenting Awards’ method for testing and evaluating products requires review by leading experts, parents and childcare providers, and each product is evaluated on numerous attributes such as quality, durability, age-appropriateness and play value, among many others. The iParenting Awards product testing and evaluation practices ensure that the highest quality

products offering the best value for families are recognized in the marketplace.

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ClickN KIDS and Dolphin Digital Media Announce Affiliate Partnership

Woodland Hills, CA and Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) December 7, 2010

ClickN KIDS, Inc., a leader in online Pre-K through 5th grade educational reading solutions, and Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. (OTCBB: DPDM), a creator of secure social networking websites for children utilizing groundbreaking fingerprint identification technology, today announced a new partnership and commitment to link child safety and education. Both companies seek to provide advanced technological solutions to common daily problems for families with young children in a fun and interactive manner.

While the digital age has created worries for parents, who now have to pay careful attention to the websites their children are visiting, ClickN KIDS (http://www.clicknkids.com) and Dolphin Secure (http://www.dolphinsecure.com) are partnering to provide parents with services and tools that they can use together to protect the well-being of their children.

Beginning on January 1, 2011, the cross-sales partnership will allow customers, primarily parents of young children, to subscribe to Dolphin Secure on the ClickN KIDS website, while also allowing Dolphin Secure customers to purchase online educational programs for their children on Dolphins websites. The management teams of both companies believe the cross-sales partnership will not only provide value to the companies existing and future customer bases, but will also substantially add to their respective revenue streams at minimal expense as of the first quarter of 2011.

“We are delighted to be working with Dolphin Secure and are very impressed with its use of home-based biometric fingerprint scanning for controlled access to the web, as well as a pre-approved list of child-friendly websites. We welcome them to the ClickN KIDS family as the second part of our ClickN SECURE effort,” said Armie Carabet, ClickN KIDS Chief Executive Officer. “ClickN SECURE is our commitment to offer technology that will enable parents to have more peace of mind and confidence that there can be an Internet with boundaries.

ClickN KIDS is a leader in providing online education solutions to children,” said Nelson Famadas, Chief Operating Officer of Dolphin Digital Media. “Partnering across industries is a strategic decision made by both companies, and we could not be happier to provide parents of young children with the peace of mind that their children will be Dolphin Secure while using the Internet as the fabulous educational tool it can be with ClickN KIDS.

ABOUT CLICKN KIDS.

ClickN KIDS is utilizing the power of the Internet to deliver interactive and education programs that couple instructional design with state-of-the-art technology unrestricted by geography or time. ClickN READ Phonics is for ages 4-11. ClickN SPELL is a research-based spelling program for Pre-K through 5th grade that teaches the 800 most commonly used words in the English language. For more information, visit http://www.clicknkids.com.

ABOUT DOLPHIN DIGITAL MEDIA, INC.

Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. is dedicated to the twin causes of online safety for children and the production of high-quality digital content. By creating and managing child-friendly social networking websites utilizing state-of the-art fingerprint identification technology, Dolphin Digital Media has taken an industry-leading position with respect to Internet safety. Also, with the launch of Dolphin Digital Studios, the Company is at the forefront of the growing digital entertainment sector. Please visit http://www.dolphindigitalmedia.com for more information.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to anticipated revenues, expenses, earnings, operating cash flows, the outlook for markets and the demand for products. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management’s own knowledge and assessment of the Company’s industry and competition. The Company refers interested persons to its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and its other SEC filings for a description of additional uncertainties and factors, which may affect forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty to update its forward-looking statements.

CONTACT:

ClickN Kids

877-254-2522

cnkeditor(at)clicknkids(dot)com

Dolphin Digital Media, Inc.

Amanda Magid

(305) 774-0407

amanda(at)dolphindigitalmedia(dot)com

Investor Relations:

RedChip Companies, Inc.

Jon Cunningham

(407) 644-0758, Ext. 107

jon(at)redchip(dot)com

http://www.RedChip.com

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Matrix Direct Giving Facebook Fans $25 Restaurant.com Gift Cards in New Social Media Promotion


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2012

Matrix Direct, a leading provider of direct-to-consumer term life insurance, is offering its Facebook fans a chance to earn $ 25 Restaurant.com gift cards by getting a free term life insurance quote.

Consumers can visit Matrix Directs Facebook page to enter the promotion. Entry information and contest rules can be found on the Facebook pages Contests & Promotions tab.

The first 1,000 people who Like Matrix Direct on Facebook and receive a free, no-obligation quote from a Matrix Direct agent this month will get a $ 25 Restaurant.com code. Consumers may then redeem their coupons at participating restaurants of their choice.

In addition to dispelling the common notion that theres no such thing as a free lunch, Matrix Directs new promotion encourages people to take the first step toward protecting their financial futures.

Buying a term life insurance policy can be a great foundation on which to build a solid financial plan and a great way to help financially provide for a spouse, child, or other loved ones. For less money than most people spend on coffee each month, consumers can help protect their familys financial future with affordable and reliable term life insurance coverage.

About Matrix Direct

Matrix Direct, Inc. is one of the countrys leading life insurance agencies. Over five million Americans have contacted Matrix Direct for the best term life insurance quotes. Matrix Direct, Inc. is a subsidiary of American General Life Insurance Company, Houston, TX and an affiliate of The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, NY, NY. Agency services provided by Matrix Direct Insurance Services in CA (#0B57619), ME, MA, and OK; Matrix Direct Insurance Agency, Inc. in UT; and Matrix Direct, Inc. in AR(#246412) and all other states, except SD.

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Fieldhouse Media Offers Universities Social Media Monitoring Without Violating the Privacy of Student-Athletes

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 07, 2012

There has been a lot of criticism in recent weeks about the tactics used by several universities and the consultants hired to monitor student-athlete social media activity. Should a bill recently introduced in Maryland become law, some of these practices would become illegal.

Fortunately for universities which still want peace of mind about how their students are using social media, Fieldhouse Media provides an alternative.

Fieldhouse Media, a firm established to educate student-athletes on how to properly use social media, announced in January its social media monitoring service called FieldTrack. According to founder Kevin DeShazo, Fieldhouse can monitor student-athletes’ online activity while respecting their privacy

“It’s unfortunate that some in this industry have chosen to operate in such an invasive manner. FieldTrack is designed to protect the image of the student-athlete, while also respecting their privacy. We never have access to their private information.”

DeShazo says that FieldTrack is an extension of the education and training provided by Fieldhouse. “Monitoring is necessary, but it should exist to supplement education. And it has to realize that, while yes it is the internet, there can be some privacy. I wanted a program that I would be comfortable with, should a school use it to monitor my child.”

Bradley Shear, co-author of the Maryland bill, stated in a recent MSNBC article that while schools certainly have reason to be concerned with what student-athletes are posting online, that they should “deal with that issue the way they deal with everything else. They should educate.”

DeShazo continues, “Education really is the key. It has to start there. Everything we do, from education to monitoring, is geared toward helping student-athletes make better decisions online.”

About Fieldhouse Media:

Founded in 2011, Fieldhouse Media is a leader in social media education for student-athletes. With the perspective that social media is a valuable and powerful tool, Fieldhouse Media partners with athletic departments to educate student-athletes on how to use social media in a positive way. Through FieldTrack, they monitor social media activity to help protect the online image of student-athletes.

To learn more about Fieldhouse Media, contact Kevin DeShazo directly at:

kevin(at)fieldhousemedia(dot)net

405.535.6943

http://www.fieldhousemedia.net

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National Babysitting Expert and Private Investigator Offers Babysitting & Social Media Safety Tips for Parents & Sitters


Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

With summer around the corner, many parents will be searching for safe reliable child care. SeekingSitters, a full service babysitting referral company, is helping families by providing expert advice on how to find and screen sitters as well as tips for successful babysitting. SeekingSitters is offering a Sitter Guide available with advice for families, including a special, in-depth section on social media safety.

The annual guide is called S.T.Y.L.E. – A Complete Guide for Babysitting Success that is designed to educate parents and babysitters to help them protect children at home and online, specifically on social media websites such as Facebook.

National Babysitting Expert Offers Social Media Safety Tools for Parents and Sitters: SeekingSitters Offering a Sitter Guide with Special Safety Tips


Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

As social media continues to explode online, so do the number of teenagers who participate with Facebook and now Instagram topping the list in popularity. The statistics show more people including more young people are using both sites.

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.

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Harmon Media Group Expands Partnership with Real Living

Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2004

Custom Publishing Solutions (CPS), a division within Harmon Media Group, is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with Real Living, the nation’s fifth largest residential real estate firm.

CPS has provided complete, custom real estate publications for Real Living’s Northern Ohio brokerage, Realty One Real Living, for several years. In 2004, CPS expanded this service to Real Living’s Columbus brokerage, HER Real Living. Through this partnership, CPS helps drive sales and promotes thousands of Real Living real estate publications throughout Ohio.

According to Vice President of CPS, Kent Nies, real estate firms like Real Living require a complete and comprehensive strategy for print marketing to best serve agent needs. Harmon’s diverse distribution channels encompass direct mail and total fulfillment campaigns to targeted distribution in the marketplace.

“With Real Living’s growth into a truly national brand, the firm requires a real estate marketer of national presence to assist in segmenting and strategically targeting its prospects,” says Nies. “We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with Real Living as it continues to expand to new regions throughout the country.”

CPS supports brokers, agents and marketers with their own menu-driven array of services including postcard programs, the creation of upscale flyers and brochures, as well as private label and single advertiser magazines. Through the support of Trader Publishing Company, the nation’s largest distributors of free circulation magazines, the custom publications product line also has a robust technology platform in its Web-based ad submission program, AdNet™. This program eliminates the paper trail and allows agents to quickly and easily add, change or delete listing content.

With an annual circulation that reaches more than 75 million prospective buyers from coast to coast, Harmon Media Group provides homebuyers with the necessary tools when looking for a new home and serves as a convenient and effective advertising forum for real estate professionals. For more information, call 877.9.HARMON today.

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Rauland-Borg and Films Media Group Announce a High-Tech Teaching Solution

Skokie, IL (PRWEB) June 9, 2005

Rauland-Borg, the leader in communication and media management solutions for K-12 schools, announced today that it has partnered with Films Media Group (FMG) to provide thousands of high-quality videos for use with its Telecenter CPS (Curriculum and Presentation Systems) and Rauland DESS (Digital Education Streaming Solution) systems.

Rauland will include a free trial period of the Films Media Group School Curriculum Libraries, 100 carefully selected titles from the FMG digital collection, with the purchase of its Telecenter CPS and DESS systems. The libraries consist of 20 programs each in the subject areas of language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and electives and will be pre-loaded in Telecenter CPS and DESS systems. Schools and districts will be licensed to use the content at no charge for up to six months. At the end of the trial period, desired content can be acquired directly from FMG under a variety of lease and purchase options.

“The impact of engaging multimedia content can’t be underestimated in the pursuit of higher levels of student academic achievement”, stated Ken McQuillen, Product Manager for Rauland-Borg Media Systems. “Teachers can be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of content to be covered as part of the curriculum. Because the brain processes pictures and images 60,000 times faster than words alone, visual instruction helps teachers cover more curriculum in less time. FMG’s range, breadth and quality of video content make them an ideal partner for delivering educational videos to improve student achievement.”

Based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Films Media Group is the leading provider of high-quality educational video and multimedia content for schools, colleges, libraries, and other institutions. Representing the world’s premier producers, FMG offers more than 12,000 titles through its four brands: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education and Shopware.

“Our partnership with Rauland-Borg is a rewarding opportunity all around, “ remarked Doug Humphrey, Vice President of Business Development at Films Media Group. “For one thing, it makes the purchase of the Rauland-Borg systems more attractive to schools and colleges. It also puts great content in the hands of educators and enables them to see firsthand the value of our collection, at no initial cost to them. Finally, it allows us to reach the people we want to help—students and teachers—in ways that meet the rigorous standards of 21st century high-tech learning.”

Telecenter CPS is a centralized multimedia management system that enhances education and student achievement by delivering educational videos/programming to the classroom or individual learner. CPS is a single, easy-to-use portal for teachers, integrating existing media libraries (DVD, VHS, and LaserDisc) with streaming videos (digital video files) into a single unified system. Video content can be delivered over an in-house RF network to televisions/projectors and/or streamed over the district or school data network to PC or Mac classroom workstations. The DESS (Digital Education Streaming Solution) is a digital-only streaming video system with browser-based searching and control. With the DESS system videos can be streamed over the district or school data network to PC or Mac classroom workstations.

Rauland-Borg has been a leader in school communications systems since the 1930s and in multimedia systems for K-12 facilities for more than 15 years. Today, Rauland-Borg continues to deliver the best in state-of-the-art communications technology to school systems around the country. For more information on Rauland’s full line of Telecenter systems, visit http://www.rauland.com or call 800-752-7725.

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