How Do You Outsmart Internet Trolls

Persons who use the internet to purposely damage someones reputation are known as ‘internet trolls’. It can involve posting negative or offensive comments or images, publishing personal or financial information, or loading bad reviews to bring a business or product’s ratings down. If this happens to you, then you have officially been ‘doxxed’. Welcome to the new reality…that some people find pleasure in damaging the reputations of others by using dirty digital information to bring them down.

Darius Fisher, an expert in repairing bad internet press and proactively increasing one’s positive presence on the internet, is President of Status Labs, an online reputation management and internet marketing service. In an eye-opening interview with The Daily Beast, he shared his experiences on getting doxxed; and better yet, offers plenty of help on what we all can do to avoid the same disasters from harming our personal integrity or professional business image.

Mr. Fisher’s checklist on digital hygiene includes removing online personal data, increasing your social media privacy settings, changing your password often, and frequently ‘googling’ yourself, as being standard practice to minimize the chances of being attacked. Yet, for many of us, even these can be daunting, as the internet holds so many pockets of information, in so many places.

Status Labs has worked with over 1500 companies in 35 countries offering tailored and results driven advice in crisis management, public relations strategies and effective digital marketing. In its simplest terms, Darius Fisher and his team of internet and marketing professionals go after and eliminate any damaging or incorrect digital data, replacing it with professional and targeted press releases, relevant business content, and appropriate social media posts to increase visibility and image.

The best way to avoid a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. While the unfortunate reality of internet bullying is a part of the fabric of life in the 21st century, it can be minimized or eliminated. Seek the help of a service that knows the internet corners and crevices that hold personal information…information which can come back to haunt you!

Follow Darius on Twitter @fisherdarius to learn more.

ClassDojo the App that Fosters Positive Behaviours and Culture Building

How would you teach in a dull and nagging class where all learners are sleeping? It was the same experience the teachers faced before the introduction of ClassDojo an App that develops amazing classroom culture. Teaching was a hard nut to break but with inventions of co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, the students are happy thus leading to the more comfortable classroom. ClassDojo has built real skills like teamwork as they share ideas and persistence during practical.
Students love ClassDojo and anybody else who comes across the app loves it more. Timekeeping is vital, and ClassDojo saves teachers time wasted while correcting learners on their behaviors. The app works on the firm basis of fostering positive behaviors to the students as well as culture building. Teachers and parents should talk one on one matter that needs to be discussed to ensure the well-being of the kids.
Parents get instant messages that brief them privately on the performance and behavior of the learners directly from the child’s educator. Parents or guardians also enjoy seeing photos and videos made of thousand encouraging words. The app has got software that translates the send messages in up to 35 languages which parents can understand too. The animated videos contain characters which are familiar and educative to the learners, therefore, making classroom learning efficiently.
To motivate students, teachers should make ClassDojo a daily role to undertake in a school day. Consistency matters a lot when planning on how to issue homework points, regularity points as well as keeping a record of attendance. Teachers should practice democratic rights by allowing learners to vote freely on the rewards and prepare time for computer classes for the kids who don’t have computers at home. The app should focus on reinforcing good behaviors and bad behaviors set as helpful reminders, not punishments.
ClassDojo privacy is robust and protects parental consent for teachers to send complex information about student’s conduct. According to ClassDojo teachers who sign up for the kids should be vetted and certified to carry out the activity and not all teachers who download the app. If the parents are not happy with ClassDojo, they may ask the teacher or contact the company to remove the student’s data.

 

Learn more about ClassDojo:

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/01/19/what-classdojo-monsters-can-teach-kids-about-growth-mindset/

https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185275-For-teachers

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/schoolboard/2016/05/10/if-you-want-to-improve-education-you-need-to-unscale-it/#568cbe9e351e

Thor Halvorssen On Socialism

In a recent interview on Fox News, Thor Halvorssen discussed his issues with socialism and dictatorships. Explain the difference between Democratic Socialism and Socialism under a Dictatorship style government. He feels that socialism can easily mask unscrupulous government practices by those that try to take advantage and oppressed the people. In the interview, Thor Halvorssen goes on to distinguish between the difference of Democratic Socialism and oppressive Dictatorship Socialism. Not all countries that practice socialism oppress their people but because it is so easy to mask ulterior motives using a Socialist platform. In his example he uses Venezuela. Venezuela’s socialist platform sets prices for their government which in turn creates shortages of supplies. When supplies are short, this creates a humanitarian crisis. Thor Halvorssen uses Venezuela as an example because his father was held as a political prisoner and his mother was shot and killed by Hugo chávez’s men. Even now his cousin is being held as a political prisoner. Thor’s outline said he does not oppose all socialist governments but that he opposes socialist dictatorship. Even though he does not support Democratic socialism Donated the maximum amount of funds to the Bernie Sanders campaign. He believes that Bernie Sanders is a better qualified presidential candidate because the other candidates are taking funds from Dictatorships. So ultimately opposes dictatorships and that’s where his issue was with socialism. Thor Halvorssen Sears a president that would readily take funds from countries that abuse and oppress their fellow countrymen. Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activists and does extensive humanitarian work.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.honojzYkmN#.rkXXaVxqkd