With the rapid increase in online communications, especially through social networking sites, cyber bullying is a growing problem that has gone largely unaddressed in our society today. Over 85% of teenagers have been a victim of cyber bullying, and over 90% of these victims will fail to report it. But what is the solution?
Founded by high school students, and completely youth driven, the End to Cyber Bullying (ETCB) Organization was founded to deal with just that. Our mission: to raise awareness throughout our global community, and to mobilize our youth, educators, parents, and others in taking efforts to end cyber bullying.
Cyber bullying has directly impacted many of us, if not all. We’ve seen it, felt it, and we know it hurts. So what’s the next step? Simple! To continue spreading the word, and to make it spread like wildfire. Young individuals need to know that they are not alone, and there are tangible actions they can take to end cyber bullying.
Since then, what originally started off as a small grassroots movement in Long Island, New York has grown into one of the largest youth initiatives in the world. Using the Internet for its greater purpose, we have reached and brought together over 2.5 million individuals across the globe. From presenting to middle and high school assemblies and working with Senator Klein to Party Shuffling with Miss New York and appearing on National Television with CBS News and Liberty Treehouse, ETCB is empowering young people everywhere.
What’s next? This fall, ETCB will be hosting a “kickstart” event in Long Island, New York, where adults, parents, educators, and more will be attending.
For more information please visit www.endcyberbullying.org or call 1-772-202-3822.