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Campaign Launched To Stop Cyberbullying

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(AP) — Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Cox Communications have launched a new public service campaign to teach children about the dangers of cyberbullying.

The campaign began Wednesday with an event at Esek Hopkins Middle School. A local high school student told seventh-grade students about how she was bullied as a teenager. Kilmartin also addressed the group. The launch of the campaign coincides with National Internet Safety Month.

There will be other events at junior high schools and community agencies across the state.

In a survey by Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, three in 10 teenagers in Rhode Island said they had been bullied online. The cable company will run a new public service announcement that reminds parents to talk to their children about the issue.

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