County Launches Bully Busters Web Site

March 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm


Are you concerned that someone may be bullying your child? Could your child be a bully? Are you worried that your child could be a victim of online harassment, or cyberbullying? These are just a few of the questions you can get answered on Hillsborough County’s new Bully Busters Web site.

You can get to the site by logging onto www.hillsboroughcounty.org/bullybusters. The project has been months in the making. Just click on the left side of the screen to find dozens of tips to help you help your child.

The Web site contains information for both adults, teens, and kids on the effects of bullying, where to report bullying, what you can do to stop bullying, as well as a resource page with dozens of helpful links. An entire section is devoted to cyberbullying. Adult and youth anti-bullying pledges are available on the site along with information on the County’s new Anti-bullying Advisory Committee.

Bully Busters is a joint effort with the County, the County’s Criminal Justice Liaison, Children’s Services, the Sheriff’s Office, and Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay to battle bullying in Hillsborough County. The Bully Busters’ initiative was created by Hillsborough County Commissioner Rose Ferlita. The program includes public awareness, education and intervention, and community support.

The Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee has begun work to help stop bullying in Hillsborough County. The Bully Busters campaign is gaining strength and several projects are underway to bring more public awareness to the bullying problem in the county and help create a bully-free Hillsborough County.

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