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Monday, October 30, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

M-DCPS Partners with Facebook to Develop Anti-Bullying Initiative

On Friday, October 27, students from 40 Miami-Dade County public schools gathered at Southwest Miami Senior High School for an Anti-Bullying Ambassador training, gaining practical ideas and receiving top tips on how to prevent and report inappropriate behavior. This training was developed and carried out by The Diana Award, a not-for-profit organization named after Princess Diana with the belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. After a full day of activities, teens now have a greater understanding of the issue of bullying; how to celebrate diversity; and support others. 

Following a tragic incident involving one of our students, which was streamed live on Facebook, Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho advocated for social media entities to step in to help prevent these types of incidents. Through this partnership with Facebook, students now have the tools to be able to spread awareness about this important issue, ensuring everyone feels safe in school, both on and offline. 

PHOTO CAPTION: Attending the training from Southwest Miami Senior High School were (standing l-r) student Diana Flores, 
teacher Ana Peña and student Karen Pulido, (sitting l-r): students Michelle Mas and Andrea Rojas.

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