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Once, I dropped the internet right on my foot. I wasn't even wearing a steel-toed boot. That hurt.
posted by dhartung at 4:54 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cyber bullying, which is sometimes referred to as online social cruelty or electronic bullying, can involve:

* Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images;
* Posting sensitive, private information about another person;
* Pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad;
* Intentionally excluding someone from an online group (Willard, 2005).


Sounds like Metafilter to me.
posted by danb at 4:57 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Glad to see Senator Crapo is on the resolution.
posted by pwedza at 4:58 PM on June 7, 2007


National Internet Safety Month? What kind of unpronounceable acronym does that produce?

Since this thing is aimed - amongst other things - at sexual exploitation of teenagers, wouldn't Juvenile Internet Safety Month be better?
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:02 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


National Juvenile Internet Safety Month: N-JISM
posted by Eekacat at 5:06 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Slashdot had a link to an interesting blog essay, which talked in part about how companies that sell filter software try to cach in on this by cranking up the scare talk. The comments are good. A marketoid from one of the companies gets in there and contests some of the guy's statements. It gets a little flamey.
posted by BeerFilter at 5:06 PM on June 7, 2007


Personally, I always wear safety goggles when working with the internet, because you just never know and it is OSHA recommended.
posted by 517 at 5:22 PM on June 7, 2007


I have my blue goggles on.
posted by Mblue at 5:29 PM on June 7, 2007


dhartung you pussy, it only weighs 0.2 millionths of an ounce
posted by p3on at 5:29 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Uh oh. I think the internet just poked my eye out.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:38 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


(not surprising, miss lynnster...don't you know how fast the packets fly through the tubes?)
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:47 PM on June 7, 2007


Cyber-bullying?

danb u shut the fuck up or ill kill yr family what yr aim sc name boo ya asshole slaught mefi is the best´╗┐ dont hate the player hate u


Wow, I got to use that sooner than I thought.
posted by quin at 5:47 PM on June 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


But the goggles... they do nothing!
(the Googles on the other hand can cause permanent damage)
posted by wendell at 5:53 PM on June 7, 2007


My googolplex protects me from flying Pi.
posted by Mblue at 6:01 PM on June 7, 2007


I tripped over the Internet where i had it plugged in to my computer and fell really hard one time.
posted by pupdog at 6:05 PM on June 7, 2007


I was looking to find a YouTube video of Norm Abram giving his "safety glasses" speech and was SHOCKED to discover that there is none! No wonder we need Internet Safety Month.

But I did find this.
posted by wendell at 6:18 PM on June 7, 2007


Before browsing, be sure to take the Drunk Browsing Test.

I can't believe that's still around.
posted by dirigibleman at 6:26 PM on June 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I once cut myself on the bleeding edge of Web 2.0. The googles did nothing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:26 PM on June 7, 2007


wendell

But I did find this this.
posted by Mblue at 6:44 PM on June 7, 2007


What about all the ways in which the Internet has made the world a safer place? Like by keeping all us weirdos those weirdos off the streets.
posted by Rangeboy at 6:45 PM on June 7, 2007


I'm wearing a helmet. And a condom.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:01 PM on June 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


which is sometimes referred to as online social cruelty

...by the Cyber Bullying Awareness industry and no one else, ever.
posted by cortex at 7:20 PM on June 7, 2007




Watch for trucks and stay out of the tubes, kids.
posted by bhayes82 at 9:44 PM on June 7, 2007


Crap. Sprained my modem.

Time to find a good user's comp lawyer. Any suggestions?
posted by Samizdata at 10:01 PM on June 7, 2007


Mblue... don't hotlink. It doesn't wookiee. You obviously don't know how to use the Internet safely.

(The 'blueprint' is on this page, isn't it.)
posted by wendell at 10:45 PM on June 7, 2007


Aw, come on, how dangerous can a series of tubes be?

I hear some content filtering company from Utah (where else?) can sell you internet protection insurance.
For a low monthly fee.
Just in case some dark skinned terraist decides to blow the tubes up or something ya' know.
posted by nofundy at 12:03 PM on June 8, 2007


Well, everyone knows that the internet is a dark skinned Muslim man. Thus, clearly evil. The internet wants to bomb your innocent children, people. Someone needs to do something. Let's attack Finland.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:35 PM on June 8, 2007


Aw, come on, how dangerous can a series of tubes be?

Very.
posted by quin at 12:41 PM on June 8, 2007


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