SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As cyberbullying has become more frequent and increasingly vicious, the importance of educating parents about how to protect their kids is of paramount importance. National Cyber Safety Awareness Day on May 17th sheds light on this issue and promotes awareness of the online dangers facing children.
To help educate parents, teachers, and counselors, America's leading cyberbullying prevention expert, Shawn Edgington, has organized a book drive for The Megan Meier Foundation. The goal is to obtain donations of 1,000 copies of Edgington's newest book, The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World, to help the foundation's founder, Tina Meier, educate people about how to prevent cyberbullying by giving away books at her speaking events nationwide.
** Megan Meier Foundation Uses New Guide to Help Fight Cyberbullying **
Meier created the foundation after her 13-year-old daughter committed suicide because she had been cyberbullied on a social network by a neighbor. This tragedy has been the impetus for Meier's drive to warn parents of the hazards kids face growing up in a digitally connected world. Book donations are 100% tax deductible and any individual or organization that donates a case of books or more will be thanked in Edgington's next printing of her book. Books can be purchased at: https://secure4.planetlink.com/shawn_edgington/
Invite Edgington and Meier to inform your audience by answering:
- How can schools use National Cyber Safety Awareness Day as an educational opportunity?
- What should every parent know about the dangers of social media?
- What 5 steps can parents take to help prevent cyberbullying and sexting?
- Why do some teens who witness abusive behavior think it's okay to do nothing?
- What specific measures can schools take to protect students?
CREDENTIALS: Shawn Edgington is America's leading textpert and cyberbullying prevention expert, and the author of the newly released The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media and Read Between the Lines: A Humorous Guide to Texting with Simplicity and Style. She is also the founder of The Cyber Safety Academy. Her mission is to raise public awareness about textual harassment, online predators, sexting, and cyberbullying prevention. Edgington has been featured in the upcoming documentary Submit: The Reality of Cyberbullying, and by Fox Business, Imus in the Morning, ABC-7's View from the Bay in San Francisco, KRON 4 News in San Francisco, CNN Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, The San Diego Union-Tribune, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, NPR, and The Leslie Marshall Show, among others.
AVAILABILITY: Northern California, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone
SOURCE Shawn Edgington