A program to teach kids and parents about the dangers of cyberbullying, sexting, Internet predators, and social-networking websites will be presented by Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice in Manhasset Tuesday.
“New technology and social networking sites have taken harassment and intimidation to new and increasingly dangerous levels,” Rice said in a press release.
Rice said the program educates students, parents, and teachers about the dangers of cyber-bullying and the Internet and sends a strong message to young people that the decision to press ‘send’ can have far-reaching and devastating consequences to themselves and others.”
The Oct. 22 program encourages students to stop and consider four factors before sending an abusive text message, inappropriate photo, or insulting message board post or when using social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter.
Last year, DA Rice’s office launched www.stopbullyingli.org, a website geared towards educating and supporting students, parents, and educators in their fight against cyber-bullying.
In addition to helpful tips and resources, the website features a public service announcement starring Justin Bieber and a local teenager who was the victim of cyber-bullying.