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Nevada Town Confronts Cyberbullying

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband is empowering.

But one Nevada community is going to work to make sure the power on the Internet isn’t misused.

Fernley, Nevada recently took part in the inaugural National Day of Cyberbully Awareness at City Hall.

The event was designed to bring together educators, community-based organizations, faith-based leaders, parents and students in an informal, informative and interactive way. Activities and discussion addressed what can be done to reduce, if not eliminate, the destructive trend of cyberbullying among teens and pre-teens throughout the nation.

Participants got an in-depth demonstration of what cyberbullying look like and the many destructive impacts it can make. A panel of local speakers included:

  • News Four Evening Anchor Shelby Sheehan
  • Washoe County School District School Police Chief Mike Mieras
  • Fernley Director of Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club Shaencie Cossio,
  • Lyon County Commissioner Ray Fierro
  • Fernley Intermediate School Principal Rob Jacobson
  • Farmer's Insurance Agent Robert Gleason,
  • Students Cheryl Taylor-Dydo & Brenna Taylor

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