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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3A GETTING AN EDUCATION US Bank Scholarship Program, $1,000 Forty awards open to high school seniors applying to a four-year college, awarded by random drawing. Visit us bank.corn/scholarship for more information. Deadline: March 31. Association of California School Administrators, $5oo Open to high school se- niors living in Plumas Coun- ty, with a 3.0 unweighted GPA, based on 300-word es- say on the importance of hav- ing advanced educa- tion/training. Applications available from school coun- selor. Deadline: April 1. Association of California School Administrators -- Fanlily Member, $500 Open to high school seniors living in Plumas County, with a family member who belongs to ACSA. Requires 300-word essay on the importance of having advanced educa- tion/training. Applications available from school coun- selor. Deadline: April 1. California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship, $2,000 - $8,000 Six scholarships open to se- niors whose parent/guardian is a vineyard employee. Re- quires 500-word essay. Maybe used for community and four- year colleges. For application, contact high school coun- selor's office. Deadline:April 2. Robert Miller Scholarship for Viticulture and Enology, $500 - $1,000 Open to high school seniors applying to Alan Hancock Community College or Cal Poly to study viticulture or enology. Requires 500-word es- say. For application, contact high school counselor's office. Deadline: April 2. Plumas District Hospital Volunteers Scholarship, $2,ooo Two scholarships available to residents or high school, graduates within PlumasHos- pital District who are pursuing a career in health care. Appli- cants must have completed at least one year of academic studies in a health-related cur- riculum or one year of employ- ment in a health related pro- gram. Applications available at (select Volunteers fr0fn left menu, then Scholar- ships from right menu) and htm#Scholarships, For infor- mation, call scholarship chair- woman Helen Ettinger, 283- 3621. Deadline: April 13. Plumas-Sierra County Farm Bureau, up to $1,000 Open to high school grad- uates and college students Boasting more than 500 mil-American Life Project, 38 As for teens who lie about lion users worldwide and still percent of 12-year-olds in the how old they are, Facebook growing, Facebook is now United States were using so- does have a way of finding everywhere we look. Becausecial networks in 2009. An iS- out. If, for example, a sup- of its popularity, minors have trategyLabs study docu- posed 19-year-old member has jumped onto the social media menting the growth rates of mostly friends who are 13- bandwagon, too, and they use Facebook profiles in the and 14-year-olds, then Face- networking the same way United States based on age, book might suspect the user adults do-- to share pictures, gender, location, education is actually 13 or 14 years old connect with friends, orga-level and interests showedand it may flag the user's nize events and play socialthat from January 2009 to page for removal or give the games. It sounds like good January 2010, the 13- to 17- user awarning. clean fun, but it can cause big year-old age group nearly But, even with Facebook's problems, doubled in the U.S., jumping modified privacy policy for For themost part, Facebook from about 5.7 million minors, a child's personal in- is a fun and safe way for users teenage Facebook users to formation is still widely on of all ages to communicate almost 10.7 million. Thosedisplay. Young people's Face- with their pals. Children and figures, of course, don't in- book accounts are just the teens, however, are the ones clude minors who lied about beginning of their online most at risk of falling victim their age when creating footprint, and they need to to the numerous hidden dan-their profile, take that fact seriously, since gets of social media sites like Despite a legal require- it can affect their reputation Facebook. ment that children must betoday and potentially come Thankfully, with a bit of 13 or older to sign up forinto play later in life when strategic guidance, parentsFacebook, many underage they're applying for college can educate children about children are using the ser- and jobs. the potential hazards of so- vice because no perfect age- As mentioned earlier, you cial media and give them the verification system exists, can limit privacy settings so tools they need to protect The safety and public policy your child is directly interact- themselves from online teams at Facebook are aware ing only with people they predators, avoid identity of their young audience; and know, and more importantly, theft, preserve their online the site has a privacy setting you can hide information reputation and avoid suspi-specifically for the under-18 such as your child's age, cious downloads that could users -- they get what Face- school and full name from harm your computer, book's privacy policy calls a people who are not direct Young children are not as "slightly different experi- friends. capable of seeing and un- ence." Unlike adult users, mi- Also, make sure to stress derstanding consequences nors do .not have public to your child the importance of their actions. So how can search listings created for of avoiding people they do we protect and teach our them when they sign up fornot know in real life. Even if children to be in this digi- Facebook, meaning their ac- strangers' profiles say that tal age? How are we as par-counts cannot be found on they are the same age as ents feeding into a system general search engines out- your child and they go to a that is not safe and not inside of Facebook. nearby school, the profiles the best interest of our chil- The "everyone" profile set- could be fake. dren? Is having your child tingis not as open for minors, Even worse, some external keep up socially worth the either. For minors, it includes downloads such as online safety issues? only friends, friends of games could contain malware Allowing underage chil- friends, and people within the or a virus. Several suspicious dren onto sites such as Face, child's verified school orFacebook scams have been re- book is essentially settingwork network. However, theported, from a Texas Hold 'em them loose online with expo- modified "everyone" setting poker app containing adware sure to real-life dangers such still allows an adult to search to various phishing scams.un- as child predators, inappro- for minors by name and send der similar disguises. priate content and increased them friend requests (and Be sure you have an up-to- vulnerability to being in- vice versa), unless the ac- date antivirus program and volved in cyber bullying. It is count owner manually ad-blocking software to catch an unsafe and entirely avoid- changes the setting. Also, on- these potential threats. Also able situation, ly people within a minor'sadvise users never to open a According to the Pew Re- "friends of friends" network link posted on their wall from search Center's Internet and can message them. someone they don't know -- it studying agriculture in 2012- 13 and having a Plumas-Sier- ra County Farm Bureau mem- ber in their immediate family; whose family income derives from farming or an agricul- turally-related occupation; or who lives in Plumas or Sierra county and is majoring in an agricultural field of study. Plumas-Sierra CatfleWomen Scholarship, $1,000 Open to students whose ma- jor income is agriculture-re- lated, or who are majoring in agriculture-related field. Stu- dents may apply for a second- year award of $500. Printed applications available in Plumas and Sierra county schools. Completed applica- tion must be sent to scholar- ship chairwoman Maureen Kimberling, P.O. Box 356, Chllcoot, CA 96105; phone 993- 4036. Deadline: April 30. Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship, $1,000 Open to high school seniors could direct them to a ques- tionable site. There are several online services geared toward par- ents who wish to keep tabs on What their children are doing online. Some of these services • scan different social network- ing sites such as Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube, to see if a child has a registered public profile, and they monitor those ac- counts for any potentially threatening activities. These services can also no- tify the parent if the child has posted anything potentially unsafe or inappropriate, with- in categories related to drugs and alcohol, sex, depression,. profanity and cyber bullying. Engaging such a service will allow you to check a child's public activity without hav- ing to join every site or read every post they make. Other online monitoring software programs take a step further: They record every move a child makes on the In- ternet, covering everything from instant-message logs to search terms on Google. Par- ents can keep a close eye on their children and discuss any behavior found to be dan- gerous or inappropriate. Whether you choose to use a software-monitoring tool or other method, experts agree that having regular conversations with your children about their online usage is the most important element to keeping them safe and aware of the dangers of the Web. • Most passenger cars & light trucks. interested in an animation-re- lated career. Requires appli- cation and essay. May be used to attend any accredited school or college. For applica- tion, visit AnimationCareer Deadline: May 1. Youth Energy Seminar (YES), July 23 - 27, 2012 Four awards available; open to students in ninth - 11th grade whose families are customers of Plumas- Sierra Telecommunications, Got SKY Unlimited or Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative. For application, contact PSREC or high school counselor'soffice. Deadline: May 11. Playshop introduces Nia Curious about Nia? Want to enliven, heal and condi- to feel more joyful and tion the entire body. Then alive in your body? Come participants will jump into experience a fitness prac- a fun, whole-body workout tice that builds strength, fueled by soul-stirring power, grace, agility, psy- music. Chological confidence and a The Playshop is de- sense ofconnectedness, signed for beginners and An "Introductionto Nia those who want to Playshop: Joyful Whole strengthen their Nia prac- Body Fitness" event will be tice. It is adaptable to all held SaturdaY, March 24, 9 fitness levels. - 11 a.m. at the Quincy Yo- Cost is $15 in advance, ga & Wellness Center at $20 at the door, or one Yoga 1690 E. Main'St. in Quincy. & Wellness Center card This Piayshop with Nia punch plus $5. Green Belt Katie Bagby For more information, will begin with an hour of contact Katie Bagby at practicing the principles or and craft of Nia, designed 927-8599. help eliminate the sun's glare created by water, snow, sand and other reflective surfaces and reduce eye i!i!i!i iii strain! Protect your eyes and your vision from the sun's damaging glare. We have both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses to fit your lifestyle and budget. Call us today to make an appointment. 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