I can’t even with this school…

 

 

Nebraska School Gives Most Idiotic Advice Ever to Deal with Bullies

 

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Ok. So Look at this. It is the most appalling thing I have seen. 

 

Rule #2: Treat the person who is being mean as if they are trying to help you. No matter how insulting or mean they may sound, be grateful and think they really care about you. 

 

Rule #7: Do not tell on bullies. The number one reason bullies hate their victims, is because the victims tell on them. Telling makes the bully want to retaliate. Tell an adult only when a real injury or crime (theft of something valuable) has occurred. Would we keep our friends if we tattled on them?

 

Rule #8: Don’t be a sore loser. 

Rule #9: Learn to laugh at yourself and not get “hooked” by put-downs. Make a joke out of it or agree with the put-down. For example: “If you think I’m ugly, you should see my sister!”

 

Who wrote this crap? Do they even realize how dangerous this language is? This does nothing but empower the bullies. 

 

Don’t worry though, after being inundated with outraged parents, the school district responded and apologized, with a portion of a letter written by the school’s principal:

 

 

A flyer that contained inaccurate information regarding how to handle bullying situations was sent home with Zeman Elementary School fifth-graders.

[...]

Our educators at Zeman Elementary School work hard to provide accurate and appropriate lessons and education for our students in how to handle bullying situations. The flyer was sent home with good intentions, unfortunately, it contained advice that did not accurately reflect LPS best practices regarding response to bullying incidents.

 

I mean c’mon!

 

 

A simple Google search of “Tips to Battle Bullying” gave me these options:

Teach children it’s okay to say NO!
Teach children to walk away.
Encourage children to include all students.
Tell students to stick up for themselves.
Make sure students report any incidents to a teacher immediately.
Read more on bully prevention strategies for grades K-6.

 

Well, that was easy. 

 

In other words: Be kind to one another. Stop being mean. Stop being jerks. Learn to love and accept early in life. It’s not really that hard.

 

 

Read the full article here.

James & Peta “Let It Go” on #DWTS

 

 

It was Disney Week this time on Dancing with the Stars. James Maslow [of Big Time Rush] and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, stole the show with their contemporary dance to “Let it Go” from Frozen. 

 

 

 

A perfect score! Of course! You attach that song to anything and it’s perfect! 

 

 

And anytime you have an excuse to do this move, I applaud you!

 

 

#TGIM

 

Especially if you’re a “Sharknado” fan. If you’re hoping for a Sharknado 2 chainsaw scene to rival the grand finale of the original film, you’re going to have to help pay for it.

 

The Asylum — the studio behind the fantastically campy Syfy hit Sharknado and its upcoming sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One — is asking fans to raise $50,000 via IndieGoGo to film a “bonus scene” that they promise will involve “sharks, chainsaws, and chainsaws being used in the vicinity of sharks.”

Here’s their pitch: “You guys made Sharknado the most culturally relevant film of last year. Now we want you to be able to say that this time, you actually had a hand in making the film. You’re welcome!”

In the campaign video below, producer David Latt tells potential contributors that the scene will only be shot if the studio reaches its $50k goal. Only donors will be privy to what the scene is (until someone inevitably leaks the details online) and receive behind-the-scenes video and diaries from the set. Perks at different pledge levels include “sponsoring” a shark in the film ($45) recording a scream to be used in the film ($120), and receiving a walk-on role plus credits ($5,000).

 

So dip into your savings! You’ll be a part of movie debauchery!

 See the full article here.

 

 

 

 

The campaign runs through May 30. Sharknado 2 premieres July 31 at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy.

Change your Passwords?

 

Websites are racing to patch the Heartbleed bug, the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen. As sites fix the bug on their end, it’s time for you to change your passwords. The Heartbleed bug allowed information leaks from a key safety feature that is supposed to keep your online communication private — email, banking, shopping, and passwords.

 

Don’t change all your passwords yet, though. If a company hasn’t yet updated its site, you still can’t connect safely. A new password would be compromised too.

Many companies are not informing their customers of the danger — or asking them to update their log-in credentials. So, here’s a handy password list. It’ll be updated as companies respond to CNN’s questions.

 

Change these passwords now (they were patched)

  • Google, YouTube and Gmail
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo, Yahoo Mail, Tumblr, Flickr
  • OKCupid
  • Wikipedia

 

Don’t worry about these (they don’t use the affected software, or ran a different version)

  • Amazon
  • AOL and Mapquest
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One bank
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chase bank
  • Citibank
  • E*Trade
  • Fidelity
  • HSBC bank
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft, Hotmail and Outlook
  • PayPal
  • PNC bank
  • Scottrade
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Twitter
  • U.S. Bank
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo

 

 

Don’t change these passwords yet (still unclear, no response)

  • American Express
  • Apple, iCloud and iTunes

 

The full article here.

 

 

And the NEW Host of Late Night on CBS…

 

 

CBS announced on Thursday that Stephen Colbert signed a five-year contract to succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late Show when Letterman retires some time in 2015.

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert said. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”

Story developing…

 

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jaimieetkin/stephen-colbert-is-officially-replacing-david-letterman-as-t