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Bipartisan coalition of attorneys general express support for congressional hearings addressing youth social media use

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. Attorneys general have been watchful and concerned over the impacts of social media on youth. Those concerns have grown …


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AG Frosh joins coalition of attorneys general in urging Facebook to abandon launch of Instagram Kids

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, citing serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark …


Baltimore County Public Schools to celebrate Student Appreciation Days, February 11 – 16

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—This Valentine’s Day weekend, Baltimore County Public Schools will send virtual “love-grams” to students through the new Student Appreciation Days social media campaign. From February 11 – 16, BCPS administrators and educators will be encouraged to post messages of support and admiration to students in general or groups of students (not individual students), using the #BCPScares hashtag. Likewise, …

New York man arrested after cyberstalking, ‘swatting’ Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD—A New York man has been arrested after cyberstalking a Baltimore County woman and threatening to decapitate her. A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Desmond Babloo Singh, 19, of New York, New York, on the federal charges of cyberstalking, causing intentional damage to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, e-mailing a hoax bomb threat, and murder for …

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state lawsuit seeking to end ‘Facebook’s illegal monopoly’

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general had filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The lawsuit alleges that, over the past decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired potential competitors in a predatory manner and cut services to …

BCPS students invited to participate in back-to-school Instagram Live, student leadership training

TOWSON, MD—Two new Baltimore County Student Councils events this September are designed to allow students’ voices to be heard and to offer them assistance in becoming more effective leaders. On Wednesday, September 16, from 3 – 4 p.m., students are invited to participate in an Instagram Live conversation with Student Member of the Board Josh Muhumuza, a Dundalk High senior, …

The Avenue unveils ‘Instagram Contributor’ program, contest

WHITE MARSH, MD – Are you an Instagrammer?  The Avenue at White Marsh is looking for you. The Avenue wants users to share their Instagram moments as an “Avenue Contributor.” “We can’t possibly capture every happening at THE AVENUE,” writes The Avenue. “We need YOU! Just tag us @theavenueatwhitemarsh and caption your image with #AvenueContributor.” Each time The Avenue hits …

The Avenue launches $250 ‘Find Your Happening’ Instagram contest

The Avenue at White Marsh has just launched a new contest, and participants could win up to $250. To be eligible for the contest, participants should first follow The Avenue on Instagram (@TheAvenueAtWhiteMarsh). The rest is easy: “We’d especially love to see what’s happening while you’re out having fun at THE AVENUE. When you do share your photo, you’ll be …