Friday, May 29, 2009

LMK: Girl Scouts and Windows take a stand on Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty have become two unavoidable stories in the current media landscape. From the tragic suicide of Megan Meier to the heart-wrenching tale of Nikki Catsouras, the need for dialogue and disclosure about online safety between today's younger generation and their parents is urgent and palpable.

To this end, Girl Scouts of the USA has forged a partnership with Microsoft Windows to assist parents and teens in bridging the generational, digital divide. LMK. LMK, text-speak for Let Me Know, is in place to provide kids and their parents with the know-how to safely navigate online life. In order to stay true to the spirit of Girl Scouts and give parents a window into the online lives of girls, LMK's content is supplied by girls. Read this story from The Warren Reporter to learn about three girls from northern New Jersey who serve on the national editorial board for the project.