Attorney Carpenter Speaks at Ben Franklin High School

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Cyberbullying Faculty Training at Ben Franklin

New Orleans criminal attorney, Elizabeth B. Carpenter, gave a presentation on cyberbullying to the faculty of Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. The purpose of this event was to help the staff members fulfill their required 2 hours of annual training in spotting, preventing and handling bullying. Bullying, especially of LGBT students, is a serious problem in our communities. We must continue to address this issue and form a united front against bullying. Did you know….

  • 9 out of 10 LGBT students reported being harassed and bullied last year.
  • About two-thirds of LGBT students reported having ever been sexually harassed (e.g., sexual remarks made, being touched inappropriately) in school in the past year.
  • The average GPA for students who were frequently physically harassed because of their sexual orientation was half a grade lower than that of other students.
  • LGBT students are twice as likely to say that they were not planning on going on to college.
  • Gay teens are 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide and 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression.

 

These statistics are tragic in my opinion.

 

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Elizabeth B. Carpenter speaking at Ben Franklin high school.

 

 

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