Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Virtual Reality of Cyber Bullying

While the internet, along with its many social media and communication resources, have brought on a new method of bullying, Cyber Bullying. While the internet has brought on this new form of bullying, the world wide web is not the enemy and many are actually using it to confront the issue.  "Submit" the documentary aims to do this.

Check out their site here:
Submit: The Reality of Cyberbullying

From their website:

Cyberbullying impacts the average kids who focus on school and having fun as teenagers. At any moment, with the push of a button, one of those kids gets targeted and becomes the main target for cyberbullying. Over time, without awareness from parents or actions from peers, he or she becomes miserable and they can go down a wrong path.
The fact is that these kids may feel alone, but they are not and SUBMIT shows that.
The fact is that technology is not the enemy, but parents must understand how their kids live with it, wield it and both benefit & suffer through it.  SUBMIT shows that.
The fact is that there are experts, teachers, activists and politicians that understand cyberbullying and have dedicated their positions to control it; and stop it.  SUBMIT shows that.
Cyberbullying continues to intensify across the digital world and we are at a tipping point. We must make the consequences clear and lead our kids to accept the responsibility that comes with a hyperconnected world.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Eden Medical Center 5K & 10K Run

Official Site

Sponsored by our very own Positive Energy Bands!

Eden Medical Center invites the entire community to our annual Run to the Lake on Sunday, July 10, 2011!

The 5K and 10K race starts at 8:00 a.m. in front of Eden Medical Center and continues to Lake Chabot Regional Park and back. At 9:30 a.m., participants still on the course will be moved to the sidewalk to finish the course (the finish line will be open till 10:00 a.m.).

There is also a 50-yard dash just for kids aged 3-8 starting at 9:30 a.m.

A free Health Expo from 7:30-10:30 am is open to the entire community. The Health Expo features music, giveaways, refreshments, health information, free health screenings, an expired medication and mercury thermometer drop-off center.