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new_york_city_council_banner_nyreblog_com_.gifDear New Yorker, 


While advances in technology have resulted in many great opportunities for our children, they have also led to new threats to their safety and well-being. 


As part of our ongoing effort to combat bullying among kids in today's digital age, the NYC Council will be hosting a Cyber Bullying Summit on Monday, July 18th.  Additional details are listed below:


Cyber Bullying Summit 2011

Monday, July 18th

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Times Center

242 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)



Sponsored by The New York Times Company, this educational event will bring together widely renowned leaders in technology and Internet safety.  Facebook, Microsoft, MTV and other social media outlets will be available at the summit to speak to parents about what they can do to protect their children from cyber bullying and encourage responsible online behavior. 


Counselors, child advocates, and representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and the NYC District Attorney's Office will also be at the summit, as will cyber bullying and cyber safety expert, Parry Aftab, founder of Wired Safety.com and creator of CyberBullying.org.  


We're thrilled to bring together this group of experts from industry, government and advocacy so we can provide parents and guardians the tools and information they need to keep their children safe in today's digital age. 


You can read more about the event by clicking on the NY Daily News article below: 




If you would like to RSVP to the summit, please click  here or visit us online at  www.council.nyc.gov .  You can also share this event with friends on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213979951956411 .   


Please note that space at The Times Center is limited.  If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact Nick Rolf in the Council's Community Outreach Unit at (212) 442-5765 or  nrolf@council.nyc.gov


Thanks and we hope to see you at The Times Center on July 18th!



Christine C. Quinn


NYC Council


Lewis Fidler

Chair, Youth Services Committee

NYC Council


Robert Jackson

Chair, Education Committee 

NYC Council


Fernando Cabrera 

Chair, Technology Committee

NYC Council