On June 12, 2012 The Safe Web Inc. will offer its Secure Web Browser that protects children from bullying and cyberbullying free of charge to pre-teens Â
C. Ray Spires III Â· 202.422.8422 Â· CRS@tswintl.orgÂ Â
Oxon Hill, MDÂ – C. Ray Spires III, Founder of The Safe Web Inc., Â announced that The Safe Web Inc. has teamed with Wutsgood.com to prevent children from being bullied.Â Â
The Safe Web is removing all cost associated pre-teen usage for its services. “A recent Wall Street Journal article reporting that, Facebook is considering allowing access to the social media network to individuals under the age of 13 prompted this immediate action. The Safe Web is actively providing a sanctuary for children wishing to remain safe online” said C. Ray Spires III, Founder of The Safe Web.
The Safe Web and the O’Malley administration (Maryland Governor) encourage all parents to take an active role in their children’s lives by joining efforts to prevent bullying. “Martin and I encourage everyone to stand up to bullying in their schools and communities, said First Lady Katie O’Malley. “As parents, we know firsthand that with the Internet, social networks and cell phones, the face of bullying has changed. The abuse no longer stops at the school yard, but bullies now have access to their victims 24 hours a day and the results can last a lifetime. We must do all we can to stand up against bullying. It starts with each of us.”
“Students, teachers, principals, and parents tell me that bullying is a big problem that hasn’t gone away,” said Interim State Superintendent of Schools Bernard Sadusky in October 2012. “School should be an oasis for learning and discovery. We need to curb this type of behavior in our schools, and with the help of stronger parental involvement and a project like this, we are taking a step in the right direction.”
In 2005, Maryland passed the Safe Schools Reporting Act, which requires the development of a form to be used by students, parents, and close family members to report incidents of bullying, harassment, or intimidation to school administrators. In the most recent legislative session, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring nonpublic schools that accept State funds to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying, harassment, and intimidation; additionally, the Task Force to Study the Creation of a Maryland Center for School Safety was established with an emphasis on school safety and violence.