Montlick & Associates, Georgia Accident Attorneys, Invited to Speak at Cyberbullying Rally at Newton High School
The Georgia Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates will participate in a Cyberbullying Rally being held at Newton High School in Covington, Georgia, on Monday, May 7, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm. Montlick & Associates is the Founding Sponsor of a National Anti-Bullying Organization called A4K, The Ambassadors for Kids Club.
The rally is being hosted by State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, who plans to re-introduce House Bill 680 that would make it illegal to wrongfully identify a person in an obscene depiction without their knowledge. Dickerson's bill was inspired by the experiences of Kelsey Upton, a 17-year-old Newton County girl whose cell phone number and personal information were attached to a photo on a pornographic website. Because the posting was not illegal, no criminal charges were brought against the male college student who posted her information.
"Unfortunately, our laws have not kept up with technology. The internet, social media websites and texting have made it even easier for children to be bullied and abused. Kelsey's story is so upsetting, and sadly there are so many more instances that go on unreported because children are afraid to speak out," says Montlick & Associates' Founder and CEO David Montlick. "As a parent, I think it is so important that we all get involved, to help find ways to better protect our children." After introducing the bill last year, Dickerson's face was placed on nude bodies and posted on the Internet - a reprehensible act which further validates the importance of the new law.
Earlier this year, Montlick & Associates announced a new partnership with Children Without A Voice, USA (CWAV) to help launch A4K, The Ambassador for Kids Club, whose mission is to prevent and stop bullying and other forms of abuse in our schools and communities. The A4K club is a national, non-profit youth organization dedicated to keeping America's children safe. The A4K club empowers youth to stand up and speak out when they see another child being bullied. Both CWAV and Montlick & Associates will speak at the rally in an effort to carry out the clubs mission, and their organizations' commitment to help keep our kids safe.
The A4K-Ambassadors for kids club is one of many family safety initiatives sponsored by Georgia law firm, Montlick & Associates. The firm has a long history of giving back to the community, not only in terms of free legal advice to accident victims but also through ongoing public service initiatives including HelpKeepKidsSafe.org; the firm's Family Safety and Legal Tips Program. Don't Drink & Drive and Don't Text & Drive campaigns, Child Passenger Safety; as well as partnerships with established non-profit organizations such as DNA LifePrint, the Safe America Foundation, A4KClub.org and CWAV USA.
For more than 28 years, the Georgia Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. The law firm represents families and individuals who have suffered from auto accident injuries, job injuries, injuries from defective or dangerous products, and all other types of serious or catastrophic injuries. Our caring and compassionate team of lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
Montlick & Associates is proud to be the founding sponsor of A4KClub.org, a national, non-profit youth organization whose mission is to prevent and stop bullying and other forms of abuse in our schools and communities.