(PRWEB) August 30, 2004
TodayÂs New York Times article highlights the ways kids and teens harass and cyberbully each other using photo cell phones, blogs, instant messaging, websites, digital images and videos. Cyberlawyer, Internet safety and privacy expert, author and executive director of the worldÂs largest online safety and help group, WiredSafety.org, Parry Aftab, has created a cyberbullying awareness and prevention program for students, parents, schools and community law enforcement agencies. This program is available without charge at InternetSuperHeroes.org.
With help from MarvelÂs superheroes and villains, like Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men, ParryÂs group helps victims of cyberbullying and their families and schools understand how to prevent, address and report cyberbullying, cyberharassment and cyberabuses. InternetSuperHeroes.org (in a pre-launch series on cyberbullying) explains typical uses and abuses of interactive technology by kids and teens. With back-to-school just around the corner, this new resource is essential.
InternetSuperHeroes.orgÂs spokeshero for cyberbullying awareness is Hulk, and the kids are challenged to find the super hero with themselves to keep them from cyberbullying others and help them avoid becoming a victim of cyberbullying.
A frequent and popular media resource, Parry will share:
ÂHow kids target each other using the new interactive technologies
ÂHow easy it is for a ÂgoodÂ kid to become a cyberbully
ÂHow the profile of a cyberbully is very different from that of a schoolyard bully
ÂWhere to get help and how to report cyberbullying
ÂWhy many girls cyberbully
ÂWhat laws exist to help address cyberbullying and cyberharassment
ÂWhat schools can do when a student is being cyberbullied
ÂHow children and teens have online alter-egos
ÂWhat parents can do to make sure that their children arenÂt victimized by cyberbullies
Her FBI-trained teen online safety volunteers, the TeenAngels (teenangels.org), are available for comment and media with Parry, as well. These incredible young teens can share ways kids can avoid becoming victimized by cyberbullies. Parry and two chapters of TeenAngels are available in the NY metropolitan area.