1-1232472552P4L3With the new school year now upon us, LICC wanted to share some information on a serious issue that’s happening right here on Long Island: cyber bullying.  While most of us have heard the term  before, not everyone knows what this troubling new trend is all about.  Cyber bullying is essentially any type of bullying  that happens using computers, cell phones, or any other electronic devices.  As StopBullying.gov reports, “Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.”

Where traditional bullying is typically limited to the locker room or the school bus, cyber bullying is even more damaging, as it can happen anywhere and at any time — even at home.   According to i-SAFE America, 42% of young people have been bullied online.




 

Bring Our Cyber Bullying Workshop to Your School

Did you know that Long Island Crisis Center offers community education workshops through our Building Healthy Lives Through Education program?  Workshops offered include Anger Management, Suicide Prevention, Understanding Self-Injury, and Cyber Bullying Awareness. For more information, please contact Laura Campbell at (516) 826-0244 or email lcampbell@longislandcrisiscenter.org