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Kindness with keystrokes: Words Wound author coming to St. Johns County

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Cyberbullying Prevention Expert, Dr. Sameer Hinduja will be joining St. Johns County premiere line-up of celebrity parenting experts and authors for this year's Community Empowerment Series.

First and foremost is the release of Drs. Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin's latest book, Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral!

Did you know 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones?

In this same PEW study it also reported that 95% of teens have Internet access, which means there are many doors open for online abuse - whether it is on tablets, cell phones or computers.

Patchin and Hinduja have spent more than a decade studying cyberbullying and have spoken to thousands of teens—those who have experienced, participated in, or witnessed cyberbullying. Based on what was learned, they believe teens are uniquely positioned to be the primary catalyst of lasting change in their schools and communities.

Words Wound represents a reflection of teen voices and provides a toolkit of helpful and practical ideas based on their varied experiences.

The book has a comprehensive companion website (wordswound.org) with additional resources to support the book, along with a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Included online is a Leader’s Guide for adults using Words Wound to equip students with the knowledge and understanding they need to respond to cyberbullying. Additional free resources for adults are available on the Cyberbullying Research Center website.

This holiday season cyber-arm your kids with Words Wound! Help them to learn how to create kindness with keystrokes. Each tap of a keypad is a reflection of who they are -- pause before you post. It's really not that hard. Kindness counts.

Order on Amazon today!

Don't forget to save the date for the Community Empowerment Series in St. Johns County!

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