Nov 2, 2017
Jane Clementi co-founded the Tyler Clementi Foundation with the mission of ending online and offline bullying. Jane’s son, Tyler, was the victim of a horrible act of cyberbullying at Rutgers University in 2010. Several days after the experience, at the age of 18, Tyler took his own life.
In this conversation, Jane talks about her inspiration to share Tyler’s story and the important distinction between in-person bullying and cyberbullying. According to the Foundation’s polls, an astounding 75-80% of young people knew someone who had been cyberbullied, and over 50% had self-identified that they had been the target of cyberbullying. Jane’s work shows the steps we can take to teach our youth to navigate the complex world of cyberbullying in the age of social media.