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University, Insurance Agency Team Up to Educate Students About Cyber Bullying

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WHEELING - In recent years, schools all over the nation have stepped up their efforts to curb bullying. Unfortunately, the issue is no longer limited to the classroom.

Cyber bullying occurs when a child or teenager is harassed or tormented online by another student.

Wheeling Jesuit University announced an extended partnership with State Farm Insurance to educate students on bullying.

State Farm granted the University over $17,000 to the Coalition of Youth Safety. It's a course that is designed to teach Wheeling Jesuit students about issues like internet safety, bullying and social media.

"We are always looking for partnerships within the community that brings together three of the most important parties in this kind of relationship. University, schools and businesses," said Reverend James Fleming, President of Wheeling Jesuit University.

Bethany Moore, a State Farm Insurance Agent, said they helped to fund the program last year, and that it is exciting to see Wheeling Jesuit students present, while other students learn.

The WJU students presented the program to middle school students at St. Paul Catholic School in Weirton.