(Las Vegas, NV) — Cyber bullying is a huge issue in the Las Vegas valley, especially among school kids. An important community forum will shed light on the epidemic Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m at the Beacon Academy of Nevada on West Flamingo Road at Tenaya.

Cyber bullying is  affecting kids locally and across the world. Phyllis Friedman, the Nevada Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, says the fact that people can post anonymously is what makes it so bad.  Friedman also says parents and kids should be aware that even if something is posted and deleted, it can be found at a later date.

The community forum will focus on the epidemic of using “social media” as a bullying tool. Space is very limited for this event open to all residents, so a web cast of the forum will be available to the public beginning at noon, December 5th on Beacon Academy of Nevada’s web site (banv.org).

The forum, sponsored by the Las Vegas Review Journal will be moderated by Sue Manteris of 10e Media and will include panelists, from the Anti-Defamation League, FBI, Metro Police, Child Psychologist and experts on the laws governing bullying in Nevada.


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