Saturday, August 14, 2010

Internet Safety News and Information: New Bullying Website: Bullyinginfo.org

Internet Safety News and Information: New Bullying Website: Bullyinginfo.org

Launched by U.S. Department of Education

Following this week's first-ever federal summit on bullying, the U.S. Department of Education launched www.bullyinginfo.org.

In a news release, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the site will help educators and state and federal officials do a better job at solving the bullying problem.

"It is an absolute travesty of our educational system when students fear for their safety at school, worry about being bullied or suffer discrimination and taunts because of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability or a host of other reasons," Duncan said. "The fact is that no school can be a great school until it is a safe school first."

Bullyinginfo.org features a Questions and Answers section about bullying, feature articles, video clips from Dr. James Garbarino, and a Map My Community feature that allows you to search for violence and victimization programs in your area.

Check out bullyinginfo.org. Let us know what you think of the new site in the comments below.

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