Combat Cyber Bullying by Going Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds PosterIn this honest play about cyber bullying, a 14-year-old girl and her peers open a discussion about bullying, friendship, past mistakes, and forgiveness. Out of Bounds explores the vicious world of cyber-bullying and the complicated choices young people make when navigating the politics of friendship. After the theater performance a small panel discussion will allow families to ask questions on the topic. Panel speakers include:

• Kristy Arellano, a parent who discusses how cyber bullying played a major role after her daughter Kiana tried to end her life on May 19, 2013

• Dr. Scott Ross, an expert on bullying from the Colorado Department of Education

• Ann Walton, Douglas County School District Student Wellness Department

• Detective Shannon Brukbacher, Parker Police Department

Parker Arts is encouraging families and their children, in grades five through nine, to attend an arts-based approach to help deal with cyber bullying, on Feb. 3, 2016.

The PACE Center doors open at 5 p.m., with the events on stage starting at 5:30 p.m. Over a dozen resources will be available throughout the PACE Center foyer that evening, to help families navigate cyber bullying, and offer their educational expertise on bullying, counseling and suicide prevention.

Tickets are $12 for adults, and 18 and under are free. Seats can be reserved by calling 303.805.6800, or by going online to http://www.ParkerArts.org.

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