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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
The goal of 'Cyberbullying
Awareness Week' is to see lower bullying incidents occur and LOWER
SUICIDE RATES OF CHILDREN AND TEENS.
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!