Amazing human being Amanda Blain helped a courageous mother named Carol Todd raise awareness using her over 4 million Google Plus connections to help stop cyber bulling and teen suicides at the 7th annual “CSI Symposium” at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday April 23, 2014.
Teen Amanda Todd committed suicide after posting a youtube video online outlining her harassment. It was interesting to note in the presentation that Carol herself feared that Amanda Blain would be subject to online harassment for participating in the presentation done live using Google Plus Hangouts On Air technology at the Dole Auditorium on campus. Constable Mills stressed that the good must prevail, and we must use social media tools for success and safety. “We must act local, and think global, and celebrate success along with promote safety together using social media tools”.
Watch the archived hangout on air here:
The appeal was part of a “Social Media For Success And Safety” talk by Constable Scott Mills, Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Social Media Officer at the 2 day event designed to educate criminal justice students at the university on crime scene investigation. Putting financial and human resources to sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by social media related crisis response being led by Toronto based street nurse Anne Marie Batten through Real Time Crisis Intervention was stressed by Cst Mills.
Prevention and the need to be able to respond effectively in real time to cyber bullying issues and digital cries for help in social media was the focus of the message. Reference to solutions being developed were made to an April, 2014 article in the RCMP Gazette titled “Listening More And Talking Less”
In addition to Blain, special guests on the hangout on air were Scott K. Abrams, past chair of Crime Stoppers USA, and United Kingdom based teacher/broadcaster Mike Downes.
The complete line up of speakers were led by Alumni and New York State Trooper Lieutenant Robert B. Appleton in conjunction with Norwich University administrative assistant Isabel Weinger Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802.485.2455 and Professor Penny Shtull, email@example.com>, 802.485.2373
The event was sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the COLA Board of Fellows.
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For a number of photos of the event taken by Scott Mills that are available to share click here
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— Penny Shtull (@PennyShtull) April 22, 2014
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