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NSU to hold Anti-Bullying/ Anti-Cyber Bullying event

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Posted at 12:12 AM, Mar 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-20 00:12:17-04

Norfolk, Va. – Social media has become a big part of today’s society. Even though it was created with the intent of people connecting with others and making friends, social media has become more of a place for bullying than making new friends.

Norfolk State University is going to hold an anti-cyber bullying event for high school students to bring awareness to the subjects of bullying and cyber bullying. Students will learn how to prevent bullying of any kind.

The exhibit is going to be held Friday, March 20th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the James Wise Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

“We are hoping that the artworks produced for this exhibition will encourage a discussion among students about the subject of bullying and cyber-bullying and suggest ways to avoid or prevent bullying. The dialog which will develop as a result of this visual exploration of the subject of bullying will encourage legislators to create appropriate bills addressing the many facets of bullying and cyber bullying. These artworks can also serve as therapy to victims of bullying or cyber-bullying”, said Solomon Isekeije, Associate Professor and Director of Fine Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Norfolk State.

Many high school students in art classes from various local schools are showcasing their work that deals with ant-bullying or anti-cyber bullying in front of an audience of other local high school students.

Students who participate in this exhibition have the opportunity to win several prizes but most importantly, these students will increase their changes getting into a university or college as an award-winning artist.

For more information, contact Professor Solomon Isekeije, Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Norfolk State University at 757- 823-8844 or email a request for a prospectus to srisekeije@nsu.edu

– Zindzi Randolph, WTKR Intern