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Social networking security
Some 37 percent of American 10-to-12-year olds are active members of the social network site Facebook, according to a 2010 study by McAfee. To help Georgia teens stay safe on the Internet, Georgia 4-H specialist Cheryl Varnadoe teaches youths to make wise decisions when posting information to social network sites like Facebook and MySpace.
More than 160,000 children nationwide miss school every day out of fear of being bullied, according to the National Education Association. CAES News
Cyber bullies
Once upon a time, it seemed like the school bully was best known for stealing lunch money and picking on other kids. Today, the news is full of stories about how the modern bully has moved from the lunchroom to the Internet. While the majority of schools now have policies in place about both bullying and technology use in the classroom, bullies who use their home computers may not have the same restrictions.
UGA Extension offices distribute radon test kits. CAES News
Radon kills
Hundreds of non-smokers are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in Georgia. The cause of their cancer could be the air inside their homes. With help from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, Georgians are learning about the risks of radon and testing their homes for the gas.
Africanized honeybees CAES News
Africanized honeybees confirmed in Georgia
Last week’s death of an elderly Dougherty County man has been attributed to Africanized honeybees. This fatality confirms the bees’ arrival in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Reese Sorrow, 2, enjoys snacking on an alternative Halloween treat - crackers. CAES News
Halloween treats
Halloween is a time of costumes, merriment and good fright. It can also cause anxieties. Children think of candy, candy, candy. Parents think of stranger danger, allergic reactions and upset stomachs.
Players from Russell Middle School in Barrow County and Kings Bridge Middle School in Jackson County wrestle for the ball on a hot fall afternoon. CAES News
Fluids important during hot fall sports practices
Fall is here, and sports are in high gear. But the Georgia summer heat won’t let up. With temperatures still climbing into the 90s, it’s important to keep athletes safe during workouts.
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Renovator Certification
Painters, carpenters or anyone who renovates homes should attend a training June 29 in Oconee County that will explain new Environmental Protection Agency regulations for lead-based paints.
Stack of seasoned firewood CAES News
Efficient fires
Safe, energy-efficient home heating fires begin with the right kind of firewood.
Upright freezer with doors open CAES News
Powerless appliances
For many Georgians, the ritual preparations for freezing temperatures and possible snowfall include a trip to the grocery store to stock up on milk, bread and other basics. But University of Georgia experts say to keep in mind that frost, ice and snow often result in loss of power. Without power to keep appliances working, food stored in refrigerators and freezers can quickly begin to go bad.