Bullying and cyberbullying

I am forwarding this information about a cyberbullying workshop that will be held next week (see below for details). Please know, however, that speaker Tracy Perkins from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department will be coming to Lee to speak with parents about this topic–bullying, cyberbullying, and cell phone use–at our February parent meeting on February 7th at 6:30 p.m. (Childcare will be provided.) More information about the February meeting will be coming later this month, but I just wanted to let you know of both opportunities to learn more about this topic.

Many thanks!
Amy Sarver

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From: Michelle Baumstark <mbaumsta>
Date: January 4, 2012 4:57:26 PM CST
To: Michelle Baumstark <MBaumsta>
Subject: How to protect our children from bullying and cyberbullying

Hope you can join us! Please share this information with your co-workers, fellow parents and others who may be interested in hearing about how we can protect our children.

How to protect our children from bullying and cyberbullying

Parents and community members are invited to hear the Megan Meier story and learn how to protect their children against bullying and cyberbullying.

In October 2006, 13-year-old Megan Meier, from the St. Louis area, committed suicide after being harassed on the social networking Web site, MySpace. The story made national news and brought attention to the issue of cyberbullying. Megan’s mother, Tina, has dedicated herself to bringing awareness and educating others about bullying and cyberbullying.

Tina Meier’s presentation provides an overview of the technology that students are using in today’s world. Life is much different for students
today than it was even four years ago. As parents and community leaders, it is imperative that we continually educate ourselves to become better equipped to help our children. Megan Meier’s story will be shared along with the topics of bullying, bystanders, cyberbullying and sexting. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Join Us! For a FREE Parent & Community Presentation
Tuesday, January 10th
6:00 p.m.
Launer Auditorium
Columbia College
1001 Rogers Street

Parking is available at 10th and Rogers streets and additional parking is also available behind the main campus.

Michelle Baumstark
Community Relations Coordinator
Columbia Public Schools
1818 W. Worley
Columbia, MO 65203
573-214-3427 (fax)

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MeganMeierStory Flyer 2012_1.pdf