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Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying
Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Has your child been a victim of cyberbullying?

Bullying is no longer limited to the playground and school hallways. With the advent of Facebook and other social media websites, today’s youth can be targeted even in their own homes. Join Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputy Sara Fillman at Spring Lake District Library on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. to learn how you can deal with cyberbullies. Deputy Fillman will discuss how cyberbullying occurs, social media sites kids use most, what actions schools are taking and pertinent laws addressing bullying.

The Spring Lake Community Book Club is also addressing the topic of bullying. Adults are invited to read and discuss “Sticks and Stones:  Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy” by Emily Bazelon. To sign up, visit www.springlakeschools.org. Spring Lake District Library is a community partner of the book club initiative.

For more information about the cyberbullying presentation or to find out if a copy of “Sticks and Stones” available for checkout, visit the library’s website at www.sllib.org or call (616) 846-5770.  

The library is located at 123 E. Exchange St. in Spring Lake.