SUMMERSIDE – The City of Summerside has joined forces with the East Prince Women’s Information Centre to combat cyber-bullying.
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Coun. Tina Mundy
Councillor Tina Mundy, the city’s liaison to the East Prince Women’s Information Centre, said a 24-month project is underway to deal with the issue.
“A few months ago, I was asked to approach the city to write a letter of support for a project in partnership with the East Prince Women’s Information Centre and I’m very pleased to announce that the project has been approved,” Mundy said. “It’s a two-year project. The theme of the project is preventing and eliminating cyber violence, cyber bullying, Internet luring or cyber stalking against young women and girls. We do include boys and young men as well.”
She said the objective is to support women and men and community partners working together to develop and implement appropriate strategies that prevent and eliminate cyber violence against women, girls, boys and men.
The plan encompasses a four-pronged developmental approach to prevent cyber bullying.
Mundy said the action plan during the first four months will be engaging partnerships to work on the project. During months five through 12 there will be a needs assessment, primary and secondary research and developing an ongoing community network.
Months 13 through 20 will involve knowledge and sharing and months 21 through 24 will include developing and implementing the strategy.
“I’m very pleased that the city and East Prince Women’s Information Centre were able to partner on this and move forward,” she said.