Students Use Podcasts In Fight Against Cyber-Bullying
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Teenagers in one part of Queens are being given a high-tech tool in the fight against bullying.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights teamed up with the non-profit organization Learning About Multimedia Project, or LAMP, to help combat cyber-bullying.
The goal is to teach students to use podcasts to fight discrimination and intolerance.
"Because so much of our youth lives are being spent digitally online, it is really important to understand how to address this and come up with some ethical behaviors and responsibilities," said D.C. Vito of LAMP.
"We want our kids to understand that togetherness is the way to go to become more productive citizens for tomorrow," said Renee Lobo of the City Commission on Human Rights.
The project runs for eight weeks.
The final presentation will be posted on the websites for the City's Human Rights Commission and the Department of Education.