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Facebook DC Live: Protecting Kids Online

FacebookDC Join Facebook Security Team's Chris Sonderby, Ernie Allen, President of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Microsoft's Bill Harmon and other panelists for a discussion of how new technologies are helping to protect kids online.

They will also discuss some recent efforts both on and off of Facebook to stop child exploitation and keep kids safe.

To watch at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT on Friday, click the "FB DC Live" navigation link on http://www.facebook.com/FacebookDC or go directly to: http://www.facebook.com/FacebookDC?v=app_141125442599532


Facebook DC Live: Facebook for Educators

FacebookDC Join Linda Fogg Phillips, co-author (along with myself and BJ Fogg) of the new Facebook for Educators guide, Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, and other panelists for a discussion of how teachers and administrators can connect safely and appropriately with students on Facebook and other social media sites to extend learning outside the classroom.

Facebook will also discuss some recent efforts both on and off of Facebook to thank teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.

To watch at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, click the "FB DC Live" navigation link on http://www.facebook.com/FacebookDC or go directly to: http://www.facebook.com/FacebookDC?v=app_141125442599532.

Ask questions for our guests on the wall of this event.


Infographic: Facebook Now Outranks Television in the UK

According to a survey conducted by eXpansys, UK residents spend an average of two and a half hours using Facebook every day, compared to just two hours watching TV.

Their nifty infographic shows how the social web continues to chip away at the UK TV viewing audience.

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United Nations Foundation: Nominate an Girl Up Teen Advisor

Girl.up.united.nations.foundation Girl Up, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, is looking for its next class of amazing girls to serve as Teen Advisors from September 2011 to August 2012.

The organization encourages American girls to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for their counterparts in the developing world.

Funds raised through Girl Up will support proven United Nations programs that help the hardest-to-reach girls in such countries as Malawi, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Liberia.


Do you know someone who would make a great Girl Up Teen Advisor? Nominate her today! Nominations will be open until Friday, May 27th at midnight. Candidates chosen to continue through the application process will be notified on Wednesday, June 1st and sent the full application to complete.

Girl Up: Tween and Teen Mobilization Guide