Thursday, March 29, 2012

Around Our Towns: Lecture On Cyberbullying

Minuteman Press (Westport, CT) March 28, 2012

"St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services invites the community to attend the free community lecture titled 'Raising Your Children in an Internet Age: How Parents Can Navigate the World of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.' Presented by Jennifer R. Lee, MD, the lecture will take place on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Westport Woman’s Club. The event is generously supported by the Friends of Hall-Brooke and the Westport Woman’s Club.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, cyberbullying occurs when someone uses the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Currently, lawmakers in at least five states (including New York) are trying to enact or strengthen cyberbullying laws. In some states, laws have already been passed which make cyberbullying a criminal act.
In 2011, Connecticut was the eighth state in the nation to expand its bullying law to include cyberbullying." Read More

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