Cyber Bullying Epidemic Meets its Greatest Challenge: Award-Winning Author, Ben Halpert, Brings the Savvy Cyber Kids Back in Their Newest Adventure – The Defeat of the Cyber Bully
ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today marks a turning point for the cyber bully epidemic. The nonprofit organization, Savvy Cyber Kids is pleased to announce the launch of a cyber bully awareness, prevention, and response curriculum that is targeted towards our youngest learners called The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully. Teachers, concerned parents, and adult caregivers alike can now leverage the ground breaking publication, along with free supporting resources, to take advantage of the earliest teachable moments for children. The book features two main characters, “CyberPrincess” and “CyberThunder,” who come across a cyber bully and learn appropriate strategies for responding.
Our children are being exposed to technology before they understand the implications of their actions. The Cyberbulling Research Center reports that one in five youths between age 10 and 18 have been a victim of cyber bullying, according to a survey of 4,441 children. “Every death as a result of bullying is a tragedy,” said author and Savvy Cyber Kids founder Ben Halpert. Halpert hopes that Savvy Cyber Kids will play a part in battling the cyber bully epidemic facing youths today. “Creating a generation that is brought up to be aware of cyber social and cyber ethical issues is a win for society,” Halpert added.
To integrate The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully into the home or classroom as smoothly as possible, Savvy Cyber Kids has created a lesson plan and an activity sheet that are available as free downloads from savvycyberkids.org.
The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Defeat of the Cyber Bully is available in hardcover and ebook formats through booksellers everywhere. All proceeds from sales go directly back into the nonprofit to create additional educational materials. School and library versions with spine text are available directly from Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc.
About Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc.
The mission of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to teach kids safety before they go online. Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on engraining security awareness and ethics into the minds of preschool aged children. Targeting children at the preschool level will enable appropriate decision making to be second nature as the child matures surrounded by a world filled with interactive technology.
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