New York City - Power To Learn Hosts A Spanish-Language Town Hall 'Delete Cyberbullying' Event At Hostos Community College And Is Joined By Borough President Ruben Diaz. Jr.
May 24, 2012
Bronx, NY, May 24, 2012 - Cablevision's Power To Learn hosted a Spanish-language "Delete Cyberbullying" Town Hall Meeting at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, where they were joined by elected officials, journalists, educators, students, and parents to discuss the issue of cyberbullying.
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. offered the keynote address in front of a crowd of parents and students. The event also featured an open discussion interactive panel moderated by Estrella TV Anchor Enrique Gratas. Other panelists included WAPA Television News Anchor Celimar Adames Casalduc; Common Sense Media spokesperson Maria Alvares; local community leader, education documentarian and parent representative for Bronx Borough President Diaz, Jose Gonzalez; Parent Association President for the High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice, and parent advocate Carlos Ruiz; Vice President, External Affairs for the Hispanic Federation, Frankie Miranda; and Principal from MS 390X, Robert Mercedes.
News 12 en Español Anchor and Reporter Celia Mendoza, facilitated the audience interaction and questions to the panelists throughout the discussion, .
Presented by Power to Learn program as part of a multi-year public service initiative with regional Boys & Girls Clubs and Common Sense Media, the Town Hall event explored how parents and educators can best empower young people to combat cyberbullying; how widespread the problem is; how schools are handling this issue; legal recourse for teens being threatened; and more.
"Children today are growing up in a world where technological advancements and new tools for communication are developing at an unprecedented rate," said Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr. "This town hall meeting as well as programs such as Cablevision's Internet Smarts are very important to give both parents and kids the knowledge and resources needed to safely navigate the internet."