Cybersmile and CO. by Colgate Hold Roundtable Event to Raise Awareness of Cyberbullying
The event, featuring actress Alisha Boe and Cybersmile's resident wellbeing and parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa will see meaningful conversation grounded in findings from 'The State of Play Report,' a brand new national report focussing on the prevalence and emotional impact of identity-based cyberbullying on Gen Z in the U.S. published by Cybersmile today. You can download the full State of Play report by clicking the image above. If you are affected by anything touched on within this article, follow the links to our various support services or click on the blue logo icon at the bottom right of the screen to start using Cybersmile Assistant, our smart AI support assistant.
Today, in honor of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Cybersmile and CO. by Colgate will hold a roundtable discussion on cyberbullying with actress Alisha Boe and Cybersmile’s resident wellbeing and parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa.
The online event will focus on the prevalence and emotional impact that cyberbullying has on Gen Z, as well as best practices for being a better digital citizen. Meaningful conversation will be grounded in findings from our new Cybersmile study that has been sponsored by CO. by Colgate. The national Cybersmile study entitled ‘The State of Play Report: Gen Z & Identity Based Cyberbullying’ examines how widespread cyberbullying is amongst Gen Z, the identities that are often the targets of bullying and the impact it has on all those who witness it. You can download the full State of Play report here.
“Gen Z has only known a world with smartphones and social media, so their experience of bullying isn’t confined to a classroom nor even four walls. And in a world where 3 out of 5 members of Gen Z (62%) have been a target of online bullying, abuse, and harassment, according to our State of Play Report, it is imperative to teach them how to identify cyberbullying and recognize the potential impact their words and tone can have on others. Programs like CO. by Colgate’s roundtable discussion are essential to providing young people a platform to have these conversations and learn what they can do to help themselves and those around them.”
Scott Freeman, CEO, The Cybersmile Foundation
“CO. by Colgate encourages people to smile brighter, speak up louder, and live their truth boldly, and that’s why it was so important for us to host this conversation with our community,” said Dana Medema, Vice President & General Manager, Oral Care, Colgate-North America. “Our mission with this event is to show how we can play a part in reimagining a healthier future for all—where everyone feels confident to be who they truly are, without fear. CO. by Colgate is proud to team up with The Cybersmile Foundation – especially during National Bullying Prevention Month.”
Cybersmile and CO. believe in an inclusive future where everyone can express themselves freely and live their truth boldly. For every CO. by Colgate product purchased in 2021, $1 will be donated to The Cybersmile Foundation, for a minimum donation of $200,000 and a maximum of $300,000. You can learn more about our partnership with CO. by Colgate here.
Join the Instagram Live Event at 6:00 p.m. EST today and hear from Cybersmile, CO. by Colgate and Alisha Boe. For more information, visit @CO.Colgate and @cybersmilefoundation to learn about identity-based bullying.
If you are affected by anything touched on within this article, we can help you. Visit our Help Center or click on the blue logo icon at the bottom right of the screen to open Cybersmile Assistant, our smart AI support assistant.
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