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Help stop cyberbullying and increase integrity when using interactive technologies.

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How this will help

Gulf Coast Giving has been honored toreceive a proclamation from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners recognizing our cyberbullying awareness initiative.

Gulf Coast Giving is hosted Pinellas County's first ever 'Cyberbullying Awareness Week', September 23rd-27th, 2013. We worked with like-minded organizations to create free projects and free fun activities for the Pinellas children, parents and community-at-large in an effort to build cyberbullying awareness and increase integrity when using interactive technologies.

The goal of 'Cyberbullying Awareness Week' is to see lower bullying incidents occur and LOWER SUICIDE RATES OF CHILDREN AND TEENS. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Cyberbullying creates real life struggles for children and families throughout the nation daily.

Cyberbullying is a form of violence and is growing at a shocking rate. With support from like-minded community organizations and individuals 'Cyberbullying Awareness Week 2013' was a great success.

Thank you for your continued support by signing the pledge to not be mean behind the screen!

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