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Siouxzan Moore is working to join forces with the state to fight cyber bullying in public schools. As a victim, the pageant winner knows of what she speaks.
Siouxzan Moore is on a mission to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for cyber bullying in high schools. Working with the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, Moore hopes to implement programs in local high schools to raise awareness about cyber bullying and provide resources for students who may be facing such harassment.
Moore, a former Mrs. Delaware and the reigning America’s 30s pageant winner, became a victim of cyber bullying when fellow pageant competitors anonymously insulted her in a common interest chat room.
“The computer is a wonderful tool but people have been using it for such evil things,” says Moore, who advises that peers address conflicts directly, rather than utilize cyber forums. “It really makes a difference to, instead, resolve things face to face.”
While she is aiming to address the root of cyber bullying, Moore hopes that students also learn coping methods as victims of such abuse. “I don’t want anyone to feel alone,” she says. “Whether a parent or someone at school, we need to provide a better feeling of comfort.”
Moore and the Department of Technology and Information are in negotiations to tailor awareness programs to different demographics throughout the state. Moore was recently named a celebrity spokeswoman for Prevent Child Abuse Delaware. For more, visit americas30s2010.blogspot.com. —Katherine DiMaggio