Cyber Bullying: No Muscles Needed

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

Aug. 23, 2007

 Cyber Bullying: No Muscles Needed

Come out to learn about the phenomenon of cyber bullying that is spreading throughout many communities. A presentation featuring P.D. O’Keefe, violence prevention specialist, from Fairfax County Public Schools will be held as part of the Springfield Exchange Human Services Community Lunch Series on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

Learn what you can do to help victims and prevent cyber bullying in your community. This new method of bullying and harassment is through electronic devices, e-mail, mobile phones, pagers, text messages, blogs and Web sites.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are encouraged; complimentary coffee and tea will be served. Park in the rear or on either side of the church and proceed to the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call Paulette Whiteside at 703-324-5285 or Tilly Blanding at 703-324-5252; TTY 711. For reasonable ADA accommodations call 703-324-5285, TTY 703-803-7914. Please allow seven days before the event.


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