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Community Parent Center to Host Cyber-Bullying Forum

The program will take place at the Brookside School on Wednesday evening.

The Community Parent Center in partnership with the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will host “Cyber Safety: Dangers of Cyber-bullying, Social Media and Internet Safety,”  a parent-targeted program that will address the issues of cyber-bullying, social media and online exploitation on Wednesday at the Brookside School.

The program, which will be presented by a law enforcement officer, will focus on what parents need to know about cyber-bullying, sexting and social media and protecting their tween’s/teen’s online safety and reputation.

According to the Community Parent Center, more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year and close to 43 percent of kids have been bullied online.  

Ninety-five percent of teens use the Internet daily and one in five teens admit to sending suggestive photos or videos to their peers. 

“Children and teens going online can run into real trouble,” Wendy Tepfer, executive director of the Community Parent Center said.  “It’s important that parents understand how they can help their kids navigate the Web safely and keep them safe from harm." 

The event will take place at The Brookside School at 1260 Meadowbrook Road in North Merrick at 7:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information on the program contact Wendy Tepfer at (516) 771-9346 or e-mail cpc1260A@hotmail.com.

Gloria R January 22, 2014 at 08:40 AM
To try to help combat bullying, songs can teach children about kindness and tolerance. The song “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” can be heard on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo

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