Richmond, VA – A new training program designed to teach adults how to know if a child is being cyberbullied was unveiled today by Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown at the Virginia State Capitol.
Brown got the idea for “Cyberbullying: Our Children, Our Problem” after reading about the suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl.
The program is a partnership between the Safe Surfin’ foundation and the National White Collar Crime Center.
Tammy Garcia flew overnight from California to be there for the announcement. Garcia’s son Michael committed suicide in 2011.
“He was an athlete in school. He was beautiful. He was a bodybuilder and had so much going for him. He was the captain of the football team. He was getting straight A’s” said Tammy Garcia. “So for something like this to come to the point of suicide, it was shocking for our family.”
The online training is geared toward both parents and educators. It takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. Click here for a link to the training.