Largo, FL – September 17th, 2013- Gulf Coast Giving 501(c)(3) has received a first-ever proclamation from the Pinellas County School Board and Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners recognizing September 23rd through September 27th, 2013, Cyberbullying Awareness Week.
Numerous Pinellas schools will be incorporating an in-school spirit week and morning announcements in an effort to inspire cyberbullying awareness, suicide prevention and intervention efforts across schools and homes of the Pinellas County area.
The main highlight of the week is a free community concert celebration on September 27th 6pm-9pm at Madeira Beach Fundamental School. The free concert celebration will be complete with live music from young professional artists, food, games, contests, vendors, local celebrities, local team mascots plus so much more! Through these efforts, our community will make the strides it needs to move forward with technology in a positive way.
To join our efforts by partnering or making a donation, email Jessica@GulfCoastGiving.org or call (727)517-3839 ext. 1205. Business sponsorship opportunities are available. The free concert details can be found here http://www.GulfCoastGiving.org/awareness
Technology has become a major part of people’s lives in today’s modern world. This is especially true for the youth. As technology use increases, the risks and dangers of cyberbullying also increase. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.
About Gulf Coast Giving: Gulf Coast Giving is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity whose main mission is to provide schools and nonprofit organizations with needed technology equipment and training while increasing cyberbullying awareness to build integrity when using interactive technologies. Gulf Coast Giving is located at 12597 Walsingham Rd., Suite 2, Largo, FL 33774. For more information, call 727-517-3839 or visit www.GulfCoastGiving.org.