Optimum West - Montana - Power To Learn Introduces its Signature Delete Cyberbullying Initiative to Helena Schools at a Public Forum With State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
May 9, 2011
Helena, MT, May 9, 2011 - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, joined by Special Agents from the FBI and Homeland Security, participated in a Delete Cyberbullying event held at the Front Street Learning Center. The event was filmed to be televised at a later date on the Big Sky Channel. Presented by Cablevision's Power to Learn program as part of a year-long public service initiative with Common Sense Media, and the Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying: Speak Up, this Town Hall forum 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.
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Opening remarks about the initiative and Cablevision's part in educating teens and adults alike were delivered by Cablevision Vice President of Education Trent Anderson, who handed it over to Superintendent Juneau for her keynote speech about the importance of awareness on the parts of parents and teachers to the ever-growing topic of Cyberbullying. FBI Special Agent Kevin Damuth and Homeland Security Officer Aaron Reller then took the floor and moderated an informative video presentation on the illegal affects of 'sexting' as well as practical tips for parents and teachers to help curb this activity in teens. Members of the audience engaged in a Q&A with the special agents and Mr. Anderson after the slideshow.