Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Staying safe on-line

In a world where cyber stalking and cyber predators appear to be everywhere I would like to share a tool with you to help you protect any kids in your life (your own, your students, extended family and even employees). Today's "kids" often speak in a on-line code known as leetspeak.

Leetspeak is almost impossible to discern with the naked eye. However if you visit the site http://www.learnleetspeak.com you can translate any messages your loved ones may be sending or receiving. I hope this helps keep you and your loved ones safe.

Happy and safe surfing. If you have any more questions, let us know.

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Life is best if lived without fear but with awareness.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Finally Cool Part Deux

Myspace is absolutely everywhere and now, I too am a proud member. I don’t know why, but I have been feeling somewhat hesitant and unusually cautious about the whole cutting edge technology based communication thing. Man, I sound old! For months, (okay maybe weeks, I tend to exaggerate) I have been avoiding the inevitable. It's not that I don’t want to be ultra cyber hip, and technologically savvy as all get out; really I do! It's just that I want to commit to these sorts of critical life changing moments on my own terms. The time has come, as I knew it would. Today, the commitment has been made. Myspace is no longer your space, it’s my space too, or how about our space, yeah that's nice.
Feel free to check out my amateur myspace page at-http://www.myspace.com/kellytalksaboutit

Actively recruiting myspace friends,

Monday, June 19, 2006

Violent crime rises with one exception

Nationally violent crime is rising according to the FBI with one exception, rape. Reports indicate rape is showing a decline. Now this data remains heavily disputed as well as celebrated depending on where you stand. From where I sit, I am just glad we are talking about it. Regardless of trends rape is so devastating when it occurs, even one is too many.
The good news?
Many times it is preventable. Start a dialogue with your campus police, local police, Women's Centers and motivated peers to impact your community and therefore making this a better world to live in.
You can change the world.
Need help?
Contact us at www.kellyandbecca.com and we will gladly assist in anyway we can. In addition, go to www.girlsfightback.com and buy the newly released sure to be a best seller, Girls Fight Back! The College Girl's Guide to Protecting Herself.
No matter what action you take, make sure you take action. Because until we all declare violence unacceptable it will continue to rise.

Wishing you a safe and empowered day.

To read the news article on this topic visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13389272/

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Becca is finally cool!

So after spending a week in Virginia learning all about Cyber Safety, I decided to explore myspace. I knew all the cool kids were doing it and so I decided to move in on the action. I have to say it has turned out to be a great experience. I have reconnected with some friends from long ago and far away as well as several students we have met while traveling. It is an interesting tool to learn more about musicians and artists as well as that hot kid in English. There are a lot of safety things to consider and we would be happy to help with that (just write to us at info@kellyandbecca.com).

All and all I am glad to have arrived to hip communication land and now I see what the hype is all about. If you want to help me on my quest of cool, hit a sister up at