LORETTO - The St. Francis University computer science department will host a Cyberbullying Intervention and Prevention seminar at 4 p.m. Friday on campus in the DiSepio Health and Wellness Center, Room 213.
The seminar will feature guest speaker Tina Meier, executive director for Megan Meier Foundation, who will address the audience via Skype. Jim Lantzy, an established professional in computer security who is also a DiSepio professor of the practice in the St. Francis computer science department, will moderate the event.
On Oct. 16, 2006, Meier's life took a devastating turn when her 13-year-old daughter, Megan Taylor Meier, took her own life after being cyberbullied by her adult neighbor. In December 2007, Meier founded the non-profit Megan Meier Foundation. Her efforts have changed the landscape of cyber bullying by introducing legislation, awareness, and positive change to communities.
K-12 teachers, students, parents and guardians of all ages are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.