Category Archives: Good Parenting

19 Ways Your Child Can Succeed in Any Academic Class

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19 Ways Your Child Can Succeed in Any Academic Class.
by Janice Wald, Reflections, http://mycurrentnewsblog.com/

This is a very good article by Ms Wald, who is an important part of Our Circle. I believe this will be something the Parents in Our Circle will appreciate, since Ms Wald is not only a good parent, but a Teacher also.

DASHCAM: Teen stops to help officer run over by car, realizes it’s her father

This is an amazing story, to me it says “Good Parent, Good Child”.  Our Children should be taught the basic values necessary to become a Good Citizen from birth.

WPMT FOX43

GULF BREEZE, Fla – A Florida Police officer is recovering after he was dragged and run over by a vehicle he stopped for speeding.

Sgt. Kerstan Tatro’s dashcam captured the entire confrontation, including when his own daughter pulled up to help.

Tatro says the vehicle was going 65 in a 35 miles per hour zone.

Once he got to the vehicle, he says he could tell the driver was under the influence of drugs.

As Tatro reaches for the door handle, the driver steps on the gas and speeds off.

Several people come to his aid immediately.

Soon after, Tatro’s teenage daughter arrives.

“Dad, are you OK?” she asks on dash cam video from the incident.

“That’s my dad!” she later says.

The suspect may have gotten away, but two vehicles chased the offender down the road.

Later, police arrested 30-year-old Amy Giorgio.

Police say she was under the influence of several…

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Online, you are guilty even after being proven innocent

Once you’re arrested, your name is tarnished forever.

More and more people are having “Google problems.” They usually look like this:

  1. someone got arrested;
  2. the local newspaper wrote about it;
  3. prosecutors dropped the charges completely;
  4. the person’s record was expunged (in other words, the slate was wiped clean);
  5. the original arrest article, however, is still online.

Now whenever anyone searches that person’s name, the arrest is one of the top Google results even though they’re weren’t guilty.

Google: Your new permanent record

You can imagine the trouble this causes for the individual seeking the article’s takedown: difficulty getting a job, a promotion, or even a date. It seems unfair that even though the judicial system saw fit to remove all traces of the arrest from the person’s record, there’s no corresponding requirement that the local newspaper do the same. What’s the point of expunging a record when anyone with internet access can bring up an old, bogus arrest? Even if a court of law drops the matter, the court of public opinion has condemned that person for life.

The free speech rights of publishers trump those of individuals

In the battle of the newspapers versus the individual’s reputation, the law is on the newspapers’ side. They have a First Amendment right to report true information and are under no legal obligation to remove—“unpublish,” as it’s referred to lately—content, even when significant updates have occurred. In our experience, publishers are generally unwilling to remove articles that were factually accurate when written. Their reasoning ranges from lofty (saying they don’t want to “rewrite the historical record”) to lazy (they have a policy of never changing anything).

Some publications will remove an article, but only if the stars align and several factors exist: the publication doesn’t have a strict policy against unpublishing, we reach an actual human being, we reach an actual human being who’s in a good mood that day, we’re able to provide documentation of the dropped charges or expunged record, and the person to whom we speak decides that the facts of the particular situation warrant removal. It takes hard work, persistence, and luck. Does it happen? Yes, but you can see why it’s pretty rare