Lisa-Michelle is dedicated to cyberbullying and online abuse prevention advocacy. She has teamed up with legislators and advocates to review current laws, prevention and victim support initiatives, and best practices. She served as an executive board member of #ICANHELP and has provided resources and guidance to individuals, schools, and organizations to promote cyber-safety, help diminish cyberbullying, and foster communication with empathy, kindness, and respect.
- Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online)
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- For the deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889
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New York State Passes Bill to Create Cyberbullying Task Force
May 26, 2021 — I’m thrilled to share that the bill to create a cyberbullying task force passed in the New York State Senate today and Assembly two weeks ago — both with overwhelming support! Next step . . . the governor’s desk!
It’s a very surreal moment, a blend of elation and other emotions, after several years of advocacy and partnering with legislators to reach this point. When I experienced cyberstalking and harassment, two things were clear: first, I couldn’t fathom how youth experiencing cyberbullying could handle similar treatment; second, I was going to do something about it.
There’s a fine balance of patience and diligence in advocacy. It took four years of reaching out to New York State legislators and other elected officials — asking for their attention, support, and action. Four years of engaging community leaders, parents, students, educators, and anyone who would listen to me — sharing information on how to prevent and handle cyberbullying, and asking them to join me in persuading legislators to support the bill. Read More