SOURCE: The Academy at Grace and Peace

February 03, 2012 07:07 ET

Ocean County Prosecutor & GAP Academy Sponsor Free "Fighting Back Against Cyber Bullying" Workshop February 28th

School Will Give Away the Guide to Winning the War Against the Cyber Bully

TOMS RIVER, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - The Academy at Grace and Peace announced that they will be hosting an open Workshop in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office that will address the issues surrounding cyber bullying February 28, at 5pm at the Academy of Grace and Peace, 1563 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ.

A recent report by the National Crime Prevention Council indicates that 43 percent of teens have experienced a form of cyber bullying online.

With the advent of social networking and social media sites, staying connected online has become a major part of people's lives. This is especially true for teenagers. Statistics indicate that over 95 percent of teenagers have an email account and 97 percent of teens report using the Internet at home for personal or school purposes.

According to the report cyber bullying is:

  • Prevalent among 15 to 16 year-olds
  • Common among girls (57 percent )
  • Common among boys (43 percent)
  • Involves threatening emails or text messages
  • Involves de-friending or blocking someone through social networks
  • Posting embarrassing information and sending it to others
  • Displaying websites to make fun of another person such as a classmate or teacher

All parents in the Ocean County area are urged to attend this event not only to learn more about what can be done but also to receive a Free Guide "Fighting Back: a Parent's Guide to Helping Children Win Against the Cyber Bully."

In some cases of cyber bullying there have been tragic results including suicides.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office will cover the "how" strategies to combat the cyber bully within certain areas such as:

  • email
  • text
  • social media site
  • and when and how to report the incident to a trusted adult

To register for this event and receive your free guide to "Winning the War Against the Cyber Bully," please go to: http://tinyurl.com/Academy-CyberBullying.

About The Academy at Grace and Peace
The Academy at Grace and Peace educates children grades K-8, located in Toms River, NJ. Committed to excellence in all areas of education, from full-day Kindergarten through 8th grade; the Academy offers a well-rounded and comprehensive education including social studies, math, science, pre-engineering, language arts, spelling, creative writing, physical education, health, music, and an outstanding art program. Additionally the Academy provides children with an understanding of morality, ethics, and integrity through its religious education. Academy students consistently perform above grade level on standardized testing and consistently go on to prestigious institutions of higher learning.

It is also a recipient of the Mathematics and Verbal Talent Search Certificate of Recognition from Johns Hopkins University; and participant in the Stevens Institute of Technology's BUILD IT Underwater Robotics Program and offers an outstanding Pre-engineering program.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Shari Gilbert
    The Academy at Grace and Peace
    732-286-1761
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