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April 29th, 2011

Bullying against Arabs, Muslims is on the rise, forum participants say
“Terrorist,” “towel head,” “camel jockey” – those are some of the taunts that bullies have used to put down Arab, Muslim and South Asian students in what some community leaders say is a growing epidemic.

Fla. House Votes To Lower 'Sexting' Penalties
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- "Sexting" penalties would be reduced for minors by a bill that has cleared the Florida House.Electronically sending sexually explicit photos or videos of oneself generally is known as sexting. Under existing law it can result in minors being convicted on child pornography charges and being required to register as a sex offender.

Illinois bill would speed arrest, strengthen sentencing for child pornographers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.• A 2007 probe for sex offenders who were using social media sites led Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the MySpace page of 35-year-old Carl Courtright. It took investigators two months to hunt down evidence and obtain a subpoena to request Courtright's name and address from his Internet service provider, then arrest the Granite City man.

39 arrested in child porn sting statewide; 11 from Utah County
SALT LAKE CITY-- An image of a towering column of smut was relayed during a news conference Thursday afternoon in order to give perspective to the scope and breadth of Operation Frosty Lime Squeeze. The operation was a coordinated effort during March between the state's Internet Crimes Against Children task force and 37 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The Creative Coalition and WWE® Launch Anti-Bullying Alliance
STAMFORD, Conn. — The Creative Coalition and WWE (NYSE:WWE), announced today the launch of “be a STAR,” a multi-platform, nationwide anti-bullying alliance, in conjunction with the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN), GLAAD, True Educator Inc., Ad Council, Island Def Jam Music Group, Close Up Foundation and others.



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