Samuel, a senior at Jericho Senior High School, co-founded a nonprofit organization that is working to educate both young people and adults about “cyberbullying,” and to provide support and assistance to those who have been victims of online harassment. When he was in the eighth grade, Samuel stood up to a fellow student who was bullying another boy, and soon became a target himself. The bully and his friends, said Samuel, “plastered my Facebook wall with vitriolic statements and racial slurs. I had no idea whom to turn to for help. Lost, humiliated and defenseless, I felt caught in a seemingly hopeless battle.”

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