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BELTON, TX — Maurine Molak, founder of the anti-bullying nonprofit David’s Legacy Foundation, spoke to the Belton community about cyberbullying on Tuesday evening. Watch Video>> https://www.kxxv.com/hometown/bell-county/mother-behind-davids-law-speaks-out-about-cyberbullying
It’s National Bullying Prevention Month and one mother in San Antonio, Maurine Molak continues her fight to change the way children treat each other, after her 16-year-old son committed suicide as a result of cyber bullying. Molak continues to try and inspire change in the next generation, who she says can really hit the reset button when it comes to the way we act and treat each other online. Watch Video>> https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/one-mothers-message-continues-creating-change-when-it-comes-to-cyberbullying
This was the second annual Women Who Shape Houston Luncheon, a Crime Stoppers-affiliated afternoon of presentations and dialogue around critical issues of public safety. While last year’s eye-opening event addressed the alarmingly high rate of sex trafficking in Houston, last month’s focused on youth issues, specifically bullying, mental health, and suicide prevention. Read the Full Article>> https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2019/10/crime-stoppers-second-annual-women-who-shape-houston-luncheon
Online safety is a big concern for parents as children across Texas get ready to head back to school. And parents in the Lone Star state can breathe a little easier. Texas is among the safest states for kids to be online, according to a new report from CenturyLinkQuote.com. Read the Full Article >>
Maurine Molak of David’s Legacy Foundation talked about the organization’s mission to increase awareness of bullying in the modern world of social media and technology. She discussed current legislation pertaining to the problem of bullying in schools along with programs and partnerships available.
A year and a half ago, we launched the Be Internet Awesome program to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. We built a little something for everyone: a curriculum for teachers, resources for parents and an adventure-packed online game for kids.
Texas PTA first became involved in the work to reduce bullying in 2011, when we worked with legislators to pass a law strengthening guidelines for dealing with bullying in the schools. At that time, cell phones were still scarce in the schools, and administrators were reluctant to support laws that required schools to confront cyberbullying, but we saw where things were heading.
This is the story of a cheerleader, a filmmaker, and a mother. And how bullies brought their lives together on Saturday to help make a documentary about cyber bullying. “It was so small, and everyone had their own friend groups already,” said Jayden Burnette, the former high school cheer leader.
A graduating senior at Wagner High School became the latest recipient of a scholarship named after David Molak. The David Molak Kindness Scholarship was awarded to Wagner senior Peter Fernandez. Peter was nominated for the $1,000 scholarship by one of his teachers for demonstrating patience and kindness to his classmates. Watch the Video>> https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/wagner-high-school-senior-awarded-david-molak-kindness-scholarship
By Wednesday afternoon, the clip had more than 13 million YouTube views with 318,000 likes and 721,000 dislikes, with many condemning the Gillette ad as condescending with a message they say demonizes and feminizes men. Some even are swearing off the brand and its owner, Procter & Gamble, for competitors such as the subscription razor service, Dollar Shave Club.
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