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With the rapid increase in online communication, especially through social networking websites, cyberbullying is a growing problem that has gone largely unaddressed in our society today. More then 85 percent of teenagers have been a victim of cyberbullying and more than 90 percent of these victims will fail to report it.
But what is the solution? Founded by high school students and completely youth-driven, the End to Cyber Bullying organization set out to deal with just that. Our mission is to raise awareness throughout our global community and mobilize our youth, educators, parents and others in taking efforts to end cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying has directly affected many, if not all, of us. We have seen and felt it and know it hurts. So what is the next step? To continue spreading the word and make it spread like wildfire.
Young individuals need to know that they are not alone and there are tangible actions they can take to end cyberbullying. Since then, what originally started off as a small grassroots movement on Long Island has grown into one of the largest youth initiatives in the world. Using the Internet for its greater purpose, we have reached and brought together more than 2.5 million individuals across the globe.
From presenting to middle and high school assemblies and working with state Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) to party shuffling with Miss New York and appearing on national television on “CBS News” and Liberty Treehouse, ETCB is empowering young people everywhere.
What is next? This fall, ETCB will be hosting a kick-start event on Long Island, which adults, parents, educators and more will attend. For more information, visit endcyberbullying.org or call 1-772-202-3822.
End to Cyber Bullying
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