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Youth forum focuses on bullying, cyberbullying

Thursday night, Rock Hill City Council Chambers were filled to the brim with students for a community youth forum on bullying.

The event, held by the city’s No Room for Racism Committee, focused on the long-lasting effects of bullying and cyber-bullying, and how students can stop it before it becomes a major problem.

Committee chairman Barry Rubenstein says that bullying today is much more caustic than it was a decade ago.

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Rubenstein says that when he was going up, bullying was mostly constrained to racial issues…but now, it’s expanded to many different facets.

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Rock Hill Schools Executive Director of Student Services Keith Wilks was Thursday’s featured speaker.

Students also heard from Winthrop’s student body president Kambrall Gavin, Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols and City Manager David Vehaun.

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