A brave society confronts the bully: One Saturday in October

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
The bullying children experience today is very different of generations past. The cyber-powered attacks that happen to the individual in the social network (texting, social media and video games), can shape their perceptions into a reality of pain and isolation that seem impossible to survive. Mental health issues for modern youth are a growing, which makes cyber-bullying a serious concern. “Video gaming, mobile phones, and internet usage needs to be understood for what it is - exciting technology that will continue to enhance our lives, but also enticing technology whose dark side provides an escape mechanism that isolates our children and compounds mental illness,” Scott said. “We need to de-stigmatize mental illness so we can recognize and treat it effectively."

Financial investment scams yield lessons for on and off-line relationships

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

In the network culture, trust is fast becoming a “currency” as the sting of harassment, fraud and deception impact lives in profound ways. The typical headlines are cyberbullying and pedophile seduction of children.

And then there are bad actors after your money, as illustrated by the FBI news yesterday about Operation Broken Trust.

The FBI Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force announced the largest investment fraud sweep in the United States concluded with 231 cases involving …

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.