Keeping Kids Safe from Bullying and Cyber-Bullying; Child Abuse Prevention Services March 26 Legislative Breakfast in Melville, NY

The recent tragic suicide of 17-year old Alexis Pilkington on Long Island once again puts the spotlight on bullying and cyber-bullying, and how damaging and sometimes fatal bullying can be. The implications of the use of technology by bullies, and its impact on the school and community is a new frontier for legislators and educators that will be explored during the conference.

Melville, NY, March 26, 2010 --( Who: Speakers from the Anti-Defamation League, Suffolk County DA Domestic Violence Bureau, Nassau County DA Technology Crime Unit.

What: A morning of discussion and debate among local legislators, school administrators and community leaders about bullying and cyber-bullying. When is speech protected and when is it not? How do we handle the pervasive problem of sexting among teens? Do kids have the right to be mean? What is already in place on LI and what can schools do?

When: 8:15 am – 9:45 am, Friday, March 26

Where: Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY


Contact: Donna Cattano, Communications Director or Alane Fagin, Executive Director
Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), 516-621-0552, Cell: 516-527-4244

Child Abuse Prevention Services
Donna Cattano
516-621-0552 or 631-289-3240
Alternate contact: Alane Fagin