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30Jun

Back to School Internet Safety Guide for Parents Now Available

Hudson Valley, New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2013

As America prepares for the new school year, online sexual predators, cyber criminals and serial cyberbullies are also designing their cyber attack strategies. The Information Age has many benefits to children and all humanity, but it is vital to identify and prevent the malevolent and nefarious elements that exist in cyberspace. Most susceptible to online victimization are children who are discouraged, distressed and monitored by inactive parents and caregivers ignorant to internet safety practices.

New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., has updated and made available, at no cost, his 2013-2014 Internet Safety Guide for Parents web page article to read, print or download. Dr. Nuccitellis packet was created for parents, educators and primary caregivers to use as a guideline to helping children reduce their chances of being victimized by cyberbullies, cyberstalkers, cyber criminals and online sexual predators.

In addition to being available at no cost, no personal information is required for download. Interested parties can visit iPredator Inc.s website or by clicking on this link for direct access: Internet Safety Guide for Parents. To print or download the entire web page in PDF, scroll down to the base of the web page and click on the green print/pdf button.

30Jun

Literary Heroes Step from Pages of Kathleen Schullers New Book

Sylvania, Ohio (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

Classic literary heroes are waiting to inspire a new generation of young readers. In her latest book, author Kathleen Schuller highlights some of her favorite books featuring male heroes. Classics such as Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Little Men by Louisa May Alcott and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen provide plenty of examples of heroes to inspire boys.

How to be a Hero for Boys: Inspiration from Classic Heroes describes what qualities a hero has, such as physical and moral courage, integrity, compassion, willingness to grow and learn, and the capacity to love. Schuller examines the stories and draws out heroic qualities of the characters. For instance, Dickon, a young boy in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, befriends two unhappy children, the orphaned Mary Lennox and her invalid cousin, Colin. The trio spends hours bringing a neglected garden to life and bringing themselves back to life — thanks to Dickons compassion and joy willingly shared. Schuller urges boys to do something kind for one of their friends, just like literary hero Dickon would do.

Humorist Mark Twain has two heroes in the book: Prince Edward in The Prince and the Pauper and Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Prince Edward changes places with a poor boy, Tom Canty, as a prank but soon becomes entangled in a case of mistaken identity, eventually ending up on the street. His courage in overcoming obstacles and keeping his integrity provides a shining example of how others can do the right thing if they persevere. Schuller asks boys to show the same integrity and keep promises they make, behaving like a prince just as Edward did. Spirited Tom Sawyer, on the other hand, has one adventure after another but must follow his conscience to make the right decisions, even if its not easy. Tom shows that someone far from perfect can still do the right thing, even if it takes courage.

Melissa Bailey drew the illustrations that grace each chapter of the book, which includes a listing of additional novels and stories by the featured authors. In the end, the authors message is clear: Living as a hero by doing ones best and helping others along the way brings unexpected rewards. Adventures are fun and superheroes are exciting, Schuller writes, but every boy must make his own life a great adventure. And there is no greater adventure than learning to be the best person you can be.

Author Kathleen Schuller has a masters degree in English literature. This lifelong book lover belongs to the Jane Austen Society of North America. Schuller, a wife and grandmother, sews, bakes and enjoys armchair gardening, as well as reading and writing when not working as an office manager. Her first book, How to be a Heroine for Girls: Inspiration from Classic Heroines featured Schullers favorite female literary characters.

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For additional information, please visit http://www.heroandheroinebooks.com.

How to be a Hero for Boys: Inspiration from Classic Heroes

Kathleen Schuller

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2023-5

30Jun

Numero Uno Web Solutions, a Toronto-based Internet Marketing Company, Announces Its Top Reasons Why Its Important to Update Dynamic Web Content Regularly

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

Numero Uno Web Solutions (NumeroUnoWeb.com), a fast-growing global Internet marketing firm that caters to small- and mid-size business-to-consumer companies, announces its top reasons why its important for brands that want to rank higher on Google to update their dynamic web content regularly.

“The backbone of SEO (search engine optimization) is content. The brand’s ability to connect with users relies on using fresh, informative, and relevant content that is not just search engine-friendly, but also shareable by users,” says Nadia Iaboni, digital solutions manager at Numero Uno Web Solutions. “On top of that, new research shows that relevant, fresh content is closely linked with high Google Search rankings.”

According to Iaboni, there are two kinds of web content: static and dynamic. Static content, as found in the “About Us,” “FAQ,” and “Contact” pages, does not change very often, while dynamic pages, including blogs and updates, need to be changed regularly. When a search engine like Google finds a site with fresh, original, relevant content, it deems it is current and provides useful information, and rewards the site with a higher ranking.

Theres more to creating fresh content that is readily discoverable by search engines than text. Original, quality content should also include images, infographics, and videos, Iaboni explains.

According to a Searchmetrics report, businesses that ranked the best, to a certain extent, tended to have more text, and even more multimedia content than was the case in 2012. Ultimately, images and videos make text more visually appealing for users and Google; the higher the number of images on a web site, the better the ranking. (Source: searchmetrics.com, survey, “SEO Ranking Factors Rank Correlation 2013,” June 2013; http://www.searchmetrics.com/media/documents/ranking-faktoren/download-ranking-factor-study-2013.pdf,)

“The quality of content, which was always very important, has now become even more so,” says Iaboni. “This is because of search engines, and Google in particular, favouring and evaluating a sites content according to its quality, relevance, and use of multimedia channels.”

Numero Uno Web Solutions is one of the top Internet marketing firms due to constant innovation and overall customer satisfaction. For more information on Numero Uno Web Solutions, and to discover how they can help maximize your companys search engine optimization and online presence, visit numerounoweb.com/sitescore/ or call Numero Uno Web Solutions toll-free at 1-855-SEO-XPRT (1-855-736-9778).