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Stop Bullying in Your Community: Be an Upstander!

Date of Client Summit: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

During National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, join us as two of the country's leading anti-bullying advocates offer the latest research-based information on addressing bullying of all kinds.

Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) Co-founder Jane Clementi and Executive Director Sean Kosofsky will:

  • Explain types of bullying (verbal, social and physical)
  • Describe the effects of bullying—from increased risk for mental health issues, increased risk for substance use, academic problems and missed work days
  • Identify ways to make an impact to stop bullying
  • Discuss program resources, such as the Day 1 initiative

Nearly everyone witnesses or experiences bullying at some point in their life—whether it's at work, at school, at home or in public. The good news is that leadership matters and prevention works. You can make a difference in the lives of your employees!

Jane Clementi is the co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF), an organization established in her son's memory. Tyler was an 18 year old college student who became the victim of a very public cyber bullying episode, which ultimately led him to take his own life.

Speaker Bios

Jane Clementi co-founded the Tyler Clementi Foundation to bring an end to online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities through educational research, legislative advocacy and awareness programming. Her desire is to change hearts and minds, because everyone should be allowed to live and thrive in an environment that is free of harassment, intimidation and humiliation. Her hope is to ignite a culture shift where all people will experience kindness, respect and consideration.

Sean Kosofsky is Executive Director for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Sean has been working in non-profit organizations for over 20 years and has a passion for social justice, community service and contributing to his community. Sean is a former board member and co-chair of the Equality Federation. In that role, he worked to grow state and local LGBT activism aggressively in every U.S. state and territory. Among other accomplishments, Sean has helped introduce and build support for the eventual passage of Michigan’s anti-bullying statute (Matt’s Safe Schools Law).

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