Tag Archives: actions

Lawmakers slam DoD secrecy; FBI cyber-crime actions plummet; Syrian rebels mount a counterattack; Taiwan’s military …

Lawmaker: Increased Pentagon secrecy has been “catastrophic” for the bigger-budget push. In a remarkable address at a naval-themed conference on Wednesday, Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., upbraided Navy and defense leaders for telling their people to say less in public over the past year. “I don’t mean to single out the Navy here, I understand there was similar guidance from [the Office of the Secretary of Defense] across the services as well,” said Gallagher, a first-term Congressman and retired Marine who serves on the House Armed Services Committee. “But I cannot emphasize how catastrophic a mistake I think that is.”

How so? “Gallagher said that by throttling back the stream of information, the Navy and other services haven’t cut off adversaries — only the American public. Constituents who don’t hear about grounded jets and colliding ships can’t write letters, clog voicemails, and visit congressional offices. So lawmakers interested in funding a 355-ship

Read more at: http://www.defenseone.com/news/2018/01/the-d-brief-january-11-2018/145127/

askST: What disciplinary actions can schools take against students …

Reader Chong Tack Mien wanted to know what disciplinary actions schools can take against students who are cyber bullies.

Mrs Chong said that cyber bullying cases are not uncommon in her 15-year-old daughter’s class. In a recent incident, the perpetrators were given a verbal warning by the school’s vice-principal, but that did not stop them from continuing to victimise a classmate online.

She called for more to be done to deter such virtual attacks, which may result in actual harm, and asked: “Are the rules and regulations of the school updated to deal with such crimes?

Education reporter Calvin Yang found the answers.

With the Internet, bullying does not stop in school. These days, the online space has become a new playground for bullies to carry out their taunts and threats.

Cyber bullying happens when someone hurts, harasses and threatens another over digital devices and related platforms, such as social media, blogs and text messages.

Schools here

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/askst-what-disciplinary-actions-can-schools-take-against-students-who-are-cyber

askST: What disciplinary actions can schools take against students who are cyber-bullies?

Reader Chong Tack Mien wanted to know what disciplinary actions schools can take against students who are cyber bullies.

Mrs Chong said that cyber bullying cases are not uncommon in her 15-year-old daughter’s class. In a recent incident, the perpetrators were given a verbal warning by the school’s vice principal, but that did not stop them from continuing to victimise a classmate online.

She called for more to be done to deter such virtual attacks, which may result in actual harm, and asked: “Are the rules and regulations of the school updated to deal with such crimes?

Education reporter Calvin Yang found the answers.

With the Internet, bullying does not stop in school. These days, the online space has become a new playground for bullies to carry out their taunts and threats.

Cyber bullying happens when someone hurts, harasses and threatens another over digital devices and related platforms, such as social media, blogs and text messages.

Schools

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/askst-what-disciplinary-actions-can-schools-take-against-students-who-are-cyber