Cyber Safety For Parents and Educators In The Digital Age

This training program will give parents and caregivers the tools to help create a safe and balanced online experience for their family. Find out more >

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How to Prevent Bullying in Schools

A new study identifies the most successful approaches bullying prevention methods. All 50 U.S. states mandate schools to implement a bullying prevention policy. But a policy, alone, is not adequate. Despite the requirement, there’s been a slight increase in all forms of bullying during the past 3 years. Bullying resembles experienced basketball players methodically intimidating

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How Social Media Influences Teens

Technology is always evolving and fashioning new inventive ways for people to connect with each other. One of the most common uses of new technologies, specifically by teenagers, is social media.  Although at first little was known about how social media impacts teens, the effects of social media on teens has become apparent. Research on

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How to Celebrate National School Counseling Week in
Your School

According to the American School Counselor Association website, school counselors play principal roles in school districts, enabling students to solve issues they face at home or in the classroom. National School Counseling Week celebrates way counselors contribute to and inspire U.S. school systems. When is National School Counseling Week in 2020? In 2020, National School Counseling

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Educational Services

Educational services and training for educators, parents and youth in and out of school settings.

School Safety

Assessment services and solutions include access control technology, network security, “lock down” solutions visitor management and more.

News & Information

Latest youth news and school information. Stay up-to-date on important industry facts.

Public Speaking

Conference presentations on Internet Safety, Social Media Awareness, and Cyberbullying.

Melissa joins STOPit Solutions

A big STOPit welcome Melissa Straub who will be joining us as a STOPit Cyber Safety Expert!

Private Investigator and social justice advocate Melissa J. Straub is a high experienced and credentials professional within the investigative and consulting arena since 1993, and is a licensed Private Detective in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and State Certifications as a School Counselor in both NY and NJ, enabling a deeper understanding of current social justice and child advocacy issues. Armed with Advanced Technical Certifications and Cyber Security Training, she is able to provide a technical “spin” on a vast array of investigative scenarios. She in in high demand as a professional speaker regarding Internet Safety, Social Media Awareness, and Cyberbullying.

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Melissa has given presentations and keynote speeches at many conferences, including:



Melissa has given presentations at many schools, including:
Ben Porat Bergen CountyBoces Region One New York State Cliffside Park, Glen Ridge, Glenrock, Hackensack, Haledon, Hasbrouck Heights, Hazlet, JCC Palisades, Leonia, Moriah School, Morris Plains, Oakland School District, Parsippany, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood Homeland School Ringwood, Saddle Brook, Sar Academy NY, Sayreville, SS Day School, St. Leo’s, Tenafly, Waldwick, Westwood, Wood Crest, Yeshivat Noam, Keensburg, Middletown, St. Mary’s, Schenevus Central School District, Fort Lee, Englewood, Teaneck

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  • Your message was loud and clear, and I know you reached a majority of the 200 hundred students in your audience

  • Melissa’s professional background and expertise in social justice and child advocacy issues make her a great asset for school districts

  • I got a lot of positive feedback from our members after this training.

  • …several attorneys commented that her information would help them improve the way they use the internet to investigate cases.

  • awesome presentation

  • …it is obvious you have a passion and a wealth of knowledge on Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

  • Melissa left the students, faculty and teachers wanting to talk more about this important topic.

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