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Cyber bullying workshop is for students in grades 4-8


The South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace (SPCP) is holding an interactive workshop for youth in grades fourth through eighth focusing on internet safety/social networking (predators and cyber bullying).

The focus will be threefold:

• Technology: discusses the technology behind social networking. Students may use Facebook, Twitter, IM, etc - but have limited understanding of how it works and how it impacts on them (for example, how Google collects data on individuals everytime they search google);

• Legal: addresses the legal ramifications both as a victim and as predator, the legal implications of cyber bullying, how the information is tracked, etc; and,

• Social responsibility and resiliency: the focus here would be on understanding how the victim feels when they are cyber bullied, how to be supportive, how to develop coping skills and the use of both online and community resources.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Lighthouse Cathedral, 810 Fisher Street, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The information that will be provided is highly relevant to some of the issues currently facing youth.

Call or email Stacey Randolph, project director - SPCP, 412-452-7172 or, with the number of youth in grades four to eight planning to attend this event as soon as possible for catering purposes.


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