Welcome to the Official Blog of Mrs. Minneapolis International 2011

The International Pageant System was created to showcase married women, their coummunity involvement and commitment to marriage and family. Each woman chooses a platform in which they are passionate about to promote throughout their reign. My platform is titled, "The Unseen Enemy-Educating Parents on Internet Safety." My website is www.mrsminneapolis.com

The 2011 Mrs. Minnesota Interneational Pageant will be held on March 12 & 13th in St Cloud, MN. I am very excited to continue my work teaching parents and children about the dangers of the Internet. Please visit http://www.mrsminnesota.com/ for tickets and more info!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Online Safety Panel with Amy Klobuchar

Being MEA and Claire having home from school, I took the opportunity to have her come along to a panel discussion featuring Senator Amy Klobuchar on "online aggression." Topics of discussion were online bullying, stalking, online harassment, and preditory behavior.

Serving on the panel were Kristin Chamberlain, Associate Proffessior of Communication Studies at Augsburg College, Lynn Midland, of Northfield, a mother of a child who was a victim of cyberbulling, Nicole Jackson Colaco, public policy manager at Facebook, Brian Hill, computer forensics investigator with the Anoka County Sherrif's Office.

I found this to be a very informative forum. Did you know that Amy Klobuchar urged Facebook to create a "panic button" application on their website to help protect children from cyber--harassment and allow them to report any instances of cyber abuse?

Klobuchar is also Senate author of the "STALKERS Act," bipartisan legislation to strengthen and update federal anti-stalking laws to protect victims and provide law enforcement with the necessary tools to address the new challenges of cyberstalking.
Pretty Cool to have someone like that working in the MN Senate!!

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