When all of us were growing up, bullying meant that someone was harassing you in the classroom, parking lot or schoolyard. Obviously, times are different now and bullying has become most prevalent in the cyber world. Cyberbullying is vicious and can have extreme consequences.
Next Monday we all might get some inside help. Join big media wonders like Facebook, Microsoft, MTV, NY Times and NY Institutions and child advocates to learn about cyber bullying and how to combat it.
Cyber Bullying Summit 2011
Monday, July 18th
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Times Center
242 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
If you would like to RSVP to the summit, please click here. You can also share this event with friends on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213979951956411.
Please note that space at The Times Center is limited. If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact Nick Rolf in the Council’s Community Outreach Unit at (212) 442-5765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the lowdown: Sponsored by The New York Times Company, this event will bring together widely renowned leaders in technology and Internet safety. Facebook, Microsoft, MTV and other social media outlets will be available at the summit to speak to parents about what they can do to protect their children from cyber bullying and encourage responsible online behavior.
Counselors, child advocates, and representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and the NYC District Attorney’s Office will also be at the summit, as will cyber bullying and cyber safety expert, Parry Aftab, founder of Wired Safety.com and creator of CyberBullying.org.