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4-H students learn about cyber-bullying

FRANKFORD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Youth in Greenbrier County learn about the dangers of cyber-bullying.

4-h campers at the Greenbrier Youth Camp discussed how online bullying can be just as, if not more, dangerous than in-person encounters.

Camp leaders said cyber bullying has been known to cause teen suicide, and can be avoided. They said the seminar would help teens distinguish what behavior counts as bullying, then learn ways to stop it from happening.

Robin Haynes, a Greenbrier County 4-H Agent, said, "It is so much easier to hurt somebody with words and indirect contact."

She said some teens aren't even aware it's happening.

"They don't even really they're doing it because they're not getting the reaction face-to-face," she said.

4-H leaders hope the campers will learn from the discussion and take that back into the world when they leave for the week.

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