Cyberbullying

Christopher Burgess spoke at Gnomedex this year about the terrible an unintended consequences facing youth of today in regards to our connected society through bullying and other malicious online activity.

In 2010 alone, at least 34 teens committed suicide after school bullying continued from the school yard to social networks and other online activities. This bullying follows students from the classroom to their home, and in some cases it continues after their death.

These suicides were unfortunate, and ultimately preventable. School officials, parents, peers, and others play an important role in the continued success and safety of our youth. While it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a community to keep them safe.

In this video, you'll become aware of the various things you can do to help prevent tragic losses such as these.

Please take a moment to share this video with your friends, family, neighbors, or anyone else that you know that works with youth on a regular basis.

Together, we as a society can reverse this deadly trend, and make the Internet a safer place for our youth. The scars of bullying last well past someone's school years, and this is no burden any child should face alone.

You can find out more about Christopher Burgess and his work by visiting:
http://www.burgessct.com/2011/10/bully-discuss/

You can also find help at these great sites:
http://stompoutbullying.org

http://www.socialsmarts.com

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