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Siena students train to stop cyberbullying in high schools

March 13, 2017 11:16 AM

LOUDONVILLE - A first of its kind cyberbullying education program was held this weekend at Siena College.

The two-day session, with faculty from Siena and representatives from AT&T, trained students, who will lead cyberbullying ambassador programs for high school students.

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The programs will be rolled out across the state in the spring.

Organizers say it's important to try and get out in front of a real problem among young people.

"I think in high school, students are really trying to figure out who they are and then when you have other students kind of bullying you, it can be really hard to try and figure out what you want to do and figure out, you know, who are you like, what do you want to do," explained Danielle Ashworth, a Siena student. "It's kind of just like getting to know that security in yourself and knowing that you have those peers to back you up."

Some of the training included role playing workshops and discussing the best ways to address cyberbullying with high school students.

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