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Users Are Tired of Social Media Groups and Are Shifting to Independent Online Communities, New Study by PeerBoard

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:03pm

The biggest drivers for the growth of independent online communities are users' qualms with social media:almost half of all users are frustrated with offenses and bullying on social media platforms.

Key Points: 
  • The biggest drivers for the growth of independent online communities are users' qualms with social media:almost half of all users are frustrated with offenses and bullying on social media platforms.
  • The top five online community membership groups in 2021 are customers, developers, influencers, volunteers, and employees: almost half of all participants of online communities are consumers of the brands that own those communities.
  • The study surveys 22 research studies and data sources published between 2019 and 2021, including data from GlobalWebIndex, Statista, SocialMediaToday, Facebook, and others.
  • PeerBoard is an American software as a service company creating and managing online communities for marketplaces and professional platforms, backed by well-known American VC fundsAltaIR Capital, FinSight Ventures, FJ Labs, and others.

STOPit Solutions Partners with Crisis Text Line™ to Provide 24/7 Mental Health & Crisis Support to Students and Employees Nationwide

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 3:33pm

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality anonymous text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of 41,000+ trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

Key Points: 
  • Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality anonymous text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of 41,000+ trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.
  • "Crisis Text Line supports students that may be experiencing or witnessing difficult emotions like bullying, negative peer pressure, or anxiety - if it's a crisis to them, it's a crisis to us," said Maggie Farah, Senior Business Development Director at Crisis Text Line.
  • About Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line has been providing free, 24/7, confidential support for people in crisis via text since 2013.
  • Volunteer Crisis Counselors complete a 30-hour training and have 24/7 supervision by full-time Crisis Text Line mental health professionals.

Eastern Michigan University professors testify before Michigan lawmakers to call for modernized laws that protect vulnerable adults against online predators

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 4:50pm

Speaking in support of House Bills 4159 and 4160 , Kelly and Marsack-Topolewski implored legislators to modernize state laws to deter online abusers and hold perpetrators legally accountable for abuses against vulnerable adults.

Key Points: 
  • Speaking in support of House Bills 4159 and 4160 , Kelly and Marsack-Topolewski implored legislators to modernize state laws to deter online abusers and hold perpetrators legally accountable for abuses against vulnerable adults.
  • They demonstrated that vulnerable adults face the highest risk of exploitation by online predators.
  • The professors also discussed why Michigan needs to close the gap in current laws to reflect the risks associated with internet use.
  • "Existing Michigan laws already reflect that vulnerable adults deserve protections for in-person abuses," Kelly said.

OpenTable Announces the 100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America for 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

Beginning today through November 8th, US-based daters can easily find a restaurant after making a connection on Bumble Date.

Key Points: 
  • Beginning today through November 8th, US-based daters can easily find a restaurant after making a connection on Bumble Date.
  • Simply, find the OpenTable profile on Bumble Date and swipe right to receive a link to see the best dating spots within your city and beyond.
  • "Dating looks different now, but one thing remains the same - the desire to find the perfect place for a date," said Susan Lee, Chief Growth Officer at OpenTable.
  • 100 Best Restaurants for a Date Methodology:
    OpenTable's Best Restaurants for a Date (US) for 2021 list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Collaborate on New Learning Programs to Create Safer Workplaces

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 12:00am

Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) have agreed to partner and fund innovative, industry-first learning programs as part of a continued commitment towards mining sector workplaces that are free from sexual harassment, bullying and racism.

Key Points: 
  • Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) have agreed to partner and fund innovative, industry-first learning programs as part of a continued commitment towards mining sector workplaces that are free from sexual harassment, bullying and racism.
  • The pilot, to be developed in 2022, will form part of core learning requirements for students who may be planning to join Rio Tinto, BHP or Fortescue.
  • South Metropolitan TAFE will go on to share this education package through the broader WA TAFE network.
  • In time, these packages will be made available for application across broader industries and across other parts of Australia.

MVP Kids Media Launches Educational Series that Combats Bullying at an Early Age

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:37pm

Against Bullying series identifies distinct forms of bullying, and also includes helpful teaching tips and tools for instilling in young children behaviors that lead to prevention.

Key Points: 
  • Against Bullying series identifies distinct forms of bullying, and also includes helpful teaching tips and tools for instilling in young children behaviors that lead to prevention.
  • While October is National Bullying Prevention Month, MVP Kids focuses on combating these types of harmful interactions with children all year long.
  • MPV Kids is a multi-media company with a mission to captivate kids of all ages with purposeful entertainment.
  • Laura Crutcher, MVP Kids' Director of Marketing, 321940@email4pr.com
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Investments Surge in Startups That Address Youth Mental Wellness and Health, Affirms Trends Report From Telosity by Vinaj Ventures

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:47pm

Research from Telosity by Vinaj Ventures , a fund that invests in early-stage companies working to improve mental health and well-being in young people, has released its inaugural annual trends report, Investment Trends in Adolescent Mental Health .

Key Points: 
  • Research from Telosity by Vinaj Ventures , a fund that invests in early-stage companies working to improve mental health and well-being in young people, has released its inaugural annual trends report, Investment Trends in Adolescent Mental Health .
  • The total increase in funding into youth mental health tech companies shows growing momentum to leverage technology to bridge gaps in access for mental health care.
  • The increase in investment in youth mental health tech companies is a big boost for young people, said Allyson Plosko, director of Telosity by Vinaj Ventures.
  • Future trends reports from Vinaj Ventures and Telosity will dive into innovation and corporate venture trends; startup trends in adolescent mental health; and innovation in digital well-being.

The Jason Foundation Announces New Training Opportunities

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:58pm

The Jason Foundation averages more than 150,000 educator trainings on the platform each year.

Key Points: 
  • The Jason Foundation averages more than 150,000 educator trainings on the platform each year.
  • The training modules are suitable for school personnel, youth workers, first responders, parents, and any adults who interact with young people.
  • Launching additional training modules for online viewing has already proven to be much more seamless for users.
  • Since their inception, The Jason Foundation has never charged a school, family, or community for use of their programs or materials.

Announcing the 'My Life Beyond' Graphic Novel Series From Mayo Clinic Press for Kids

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

That's why every story in the My Life Beyond series stems from the imagination and experience of a Mayo Clinic patient.

Key Points: 
  • That's why every story in the My Life Beyond series stems from the imagination and experience of a Mayo Clinic patient.
  • The books were developed through collaboration between these patients, Mayo Clinic physicians and author-illustrator Hey Gee.
  • Through this unique lens of inspiring real-life experiences, the series explores how children view illness, challenges and recovery.
  • The resulting fictionalized stories authentically bring to life the patients' emotions and their inspiring responses to challenging circumstances in 36, beautifully illustrated pages.

How Personalized Learning Eliminates Bullying from the School Experience

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 3:26pm

Just ask Michaela M. who was a target of bullies at her previous high school where she was shoved, cornered and threatened.

Key Points: 
  • Just ask Michaela M. who was a target of bullies at her previous high school where she was shoved, cornered and threatened.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211018005091/en/
    For Bullying Prevention Month, Learn4Life highlights how flexible, personalized learning environments minimize students exposure to bullying at school.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Verbal bullying can be frightening, painful and traumatic but when it turns physical, the harm can be devastating.
  • Learn4Life is a network of nonprofit public schools that provides students personalized learning, career training and life skills.