We’re 2 SMRT 4 U

Rarely do we at Wesleying ask ourselves:

  • Are we typing smart?
  • Are we posting wisely?

Well, today, I’m going to ask myself that. And the answer:

Probably not.

But hey, the U.S. Postal Service, in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, wants you to be SMRT. But not smart enough to know how to spell SMART, apparently. Their 2 SMRT 4 U campaign (which has been around for a while now, I know) is aimed at all those emotional teen girls who post their thoughts and undies online for all to see:

Having your own webpage or blog and using IM may put you in touch with all of your friends. But it could also put you in touch with online predators and cyberbullies. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children have come together to give you the tools to help protect yourself online. 71% of teens receive messages online from someone they don’t know. Would you know what to do?

Once you get past the pink color scheme, the tug-on-your-heartstrings videos, the inspirational female model, the girl-power slogans, and the utterly sex-biased theme of the entire thing (as if guys don’t blog or use Facebook!), ask yourself:

Are you SMRT? Are you on the lookout for those cyberbullies? We here at Wesleying hope so.

8 thoughts on “We’re 2 SMRT 4 U

  1. Anonymous

    i know this probably isn’t the place to ask this… but could wesleying explain the whole firebombing debate that happened on the acb?

  2. Anonymous

    i know this probably isn’t the place to ask this… but could wesleying explain the whole firebombing debate that happened on the acb?

  3. Anonymous

    Studies on who commits child sexual abuse vary in their findings, but the most common finding is that the majority of sexual offenders are family members or are otherwise known to the child. Sexual abuse by strangers is not nearly as common as sexual abuse by family members. Research further shows that men perpetrate most instances of sexual abuse, but there are cases in which women are the offenders.The More You Know!

  4. Anonymous

    Studies on who commits child sexual abuse vary in their findings, but the most common finding is that the majority of sexual offenders are family members or are otherwise known to the child. Sexual abuse by strangers is not nearly as common as sexual abuse by family members. Research further shows that men perpetrate most instances of sexual abuse, but there are cases in which women are the offenders.

    The More You Know!

  5. Adam

    I feel like that Chick from heroes is a bad person to talk about safety, especially when she spends the first few episodes doing everything within her power to kill herself.

  6. Adam

    I feel like that Chick from heroes is a bad person to talk about safety, especially when she spends the first few episodes doing everything within her power to kill herself.

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