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Contest Winner Helps Prevent Cyberbullying

Boys and Girls Club youth help Sprint share Internet-safety tips.

A message from Sprint

Recently, we worked with our 4NetSafety partner, Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BCGA), to host the National Medial Safety Poster Contest. The contest provided BGCA members from across the country with an opportunity to take action and illustrate important issues they face every day.

The contest was hosted on BGCA’s teen website, www.myclubmylife.com, which received more than 25,000 votes nationwide and highlighted important safety topics including cyberbullying and online safety.

Alexis Cabero, 17, from the Children and Youth Programs, Camp Pendleton Boys & Girls Club, received first place for her winning poster on cyberbullying. She was one of 700 youth that entered from Clubs across the country, and now her piece titled “Help Prevent Cyberbullying” will be sent to some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the world. For creating the winning entry, Cabero was awarded a fully loaded laptop.

Cabero’s win was announced as the national poster winner at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Day for Kids event. The carnival-themed celebration provided an opportunity for kids and adults to come together for a day of play. They were additionally encouraged to play safe online.

“We were pleased to see so many kids taking an active role in advancing Internet-safety education, by submitting poster ideas and voting,” said Debby Ballard, director-Community Affairs. “We all have a role to play when it comes to keeping children safer online, and having advocates like Alex Cabero spreading the word can make a critical difference.”

Check out what the Boys and Girls Clubs of America have to say about the contest at www.myclubmylife.com/mediasafety/Pages/poster-perfection.aspx.


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