Taking a Stand: Parents and teachers stand up against bullying - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Taking a Stand: Parents and teachers stand up against bullying

 

Love Cleveland, Velocity Church, and Memorial Middle School teamed up Monday to teach parents about the dangers of Facebook, inappropriate texting, and bullying.

"I've monitored my kids some of their comments and said do you realize everybody can see those, so I spend a lot of time checking my kids online," Chip Hoppel said.

The event was called XLR8. Love Cleveland and Velocity Chuch sponsored a free dinner then students took part in a free dodge ball tournament while the parents learned about the dangers of social media and how to protect their children.

One of the messages in Monday nights meeting, that it's not enough to warn kids about the dangers of the Internet.

Parents have to take an active role, installing protective software and tracking their teens Internet use.

Love Cleveland is a new non-profit serving children on Cleveland's east side. 

 

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