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Caddo Magnet freshman Safa Michigan organizes anti-cyberbullying seminar Caddo Magnet freshman Safa Michigan organizes anti-cyberbullying seminar
SHREVEPORT, La. -

Caddo Magnet High School freshman Safa Michigan is speaking out against cyberbullying in hopes her peers will stop the abuse.

"It happened to me in the sixth grade," Michigan says. "I told my parents about it, and it stopped soon after that. But it has kind of changed my outlook on it, and I feel like I should do something about it because it's happened to my friends before."

Dozens gathered for Michigan's "How to Prevent Cyberbullying" Seminar Tuesday afternoon at Caddo Magnet High School.

Michigan spent the summer organizing the event which featured guest speaker District Attorney Charles Scott and representatives from the Shreveport Police Department.

Michigan's own experience as the target of cyberbullies is not an isolated incident.

"I had a personal experience with being negatively affected by someone," says attendee Mikah Thomas, a Captain Shreve High School student. "I feel very strongly about the issue. I think that everyone can do more to make the change."

For more information on Michigan's efforts to end cyberbullying, visit the website mymadeinamerica.org.

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