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2014 Event Details:

Venue Location: St. Petersburg Coliseum 535 4th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Gulf Coast Giving has been honored to receive a 2014 proclamation from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners naming September 22nd-26th, 2014, Cyberbullying Awareness Week.

The main highlight of the week is a free concert celebration on Friday September 26th, 6pm-10pm at St. Petersburg Coliseum. Teens and youth of all ages are invited! Gulf Coast Giving & The City of St. Petersburg are hosts of tis FREE event complete with live music from young professional artists, free food, games, inflatables like Bungee Run, Boot Camp and Hi-ball, games, t-shirt spin art, contests, silent auction, vendors, local celebrities, team mascots giveaways and so much more!

The week is set to inspire cyberbullying awareness and suicide prevention and intervention efforts across schools and homes of the Pinellas County area. Through these efforts, our community will make the strides it needs to move forward with technology in a positive way.


Teens & Youth of All Ages Invited

2014 Live Entertainment provided by:



Signs and Symptoms of Cyberbullying
Signs and Symptoms of Cyberbullying

Signs and Symptoms of Cyberbullying
Please know there are people who care & want to help. If your child is a victim of cyberbullying contact your local law enforcement, school guidance counselors, youth ministers, organizations who help with these issues, etc.

Parents and communities share the responsibility for, and have the ability to, prevent cyberbullying, and to promote healthy and safe relationships for children and teens.
Crisis Hotline Number

1-800-273-TALK
1-800-273-8255


About Our Cause - Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying Awareness Week: September 22nd-26th, 2014
The week is set to inspire prevention and intervention efforts across schools and homes of Pinellas County and beyond. A main feature of 'Cyberbullying Awareness Week 2014' is the hosting of our free events for Pinellas youth, schools, parents, and the community-at-large. These free events will bring awareness to cyberbullying and encourage youth and adult to use integrity when using technology devices.

The goal of 'Cyberbullying Awareness Week' is to see lower bullying incidents occur and LOWER SUICIDE RATES OF CHILDREN AND TEENS.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Cyberbullying creates real life struggles for children and families throughout the nation daily. Cyberbullying is a form of violence and is growing at a shocking rate.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a devastating reality of the digital world among children & youth. Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm when a child or teen is embarrassed, harassed, or threatened by another child or teen using text or images through the Internet, interactive technologies, digital technologies, or mobile phones.

One of the biggest problems we have are our kids are afraid to speak up because they do not believe there is help. Through education & awareness, we can 'Be the Change.'

So what do we tell our children & teens to do if Cyberbullied?

STOP, BLOCK & TELL!
• Stop the conversation immediately; responding may make the situation worse.
• Block the user from sending additional messages.
• Tell a parent or trusted adult about the situation.

About Our Cause - Cyberbullying
Add for additional questions please contact:

Jessica Moody-Shafer
Director of Operations
www.GulfCoastGiving.org
(P) 727-595-5240 Ext 1205
(F) 727-593-9597
Jessica@GulfCoastGiving.org
12597 Walsingham Road, Suite 2
Largo, FL 33774

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