Cyber-bullying is a growing issue not only in the United States, but in the whole world. According to DoSomething.org, nearly 43% of teens have been bullied online and one in four kids have had it happen more than once. An even more alarming statistic from DoSomething.org is that 90% of teens who have witnessed cyber-bullying on social media ignored it. One way that Academy of American Studies is trying to combat this rising problem is by having cyber-bullying presentations to help educate its students on the rising issue. Michael Grossman, a presenter, said “Putting the presentation together and preparing for it takes a lot of time and dedication, but I feel like we’re really making a difference. I think that this presentation helps the students understand how serious this issue is and helps them see how they can help make a change by simply speaking up.” The presentations were held in every english class so that every student could participate in it.
Written by: Konrad Czekanski