CHICAGO (CBS) — A new program to help victims of cyberbullying – especially young gay, lesbian and transgender people – was rolled out Thursday morning in the Boystown neighborhood.
An estimated 42 percent of LGBT youth have been harassed online, three times the rate of others.
AT&T’s new “Digital You” program aims to instruct people how to avoid trolls and bullies online.
Kashmiere, a homeless transgender woman, said she sees mean or negative posts on her Facebook page about five times a day.
“People have haters, and you have people that do not like you, or … who are homophobic, and so they’ll say meanful and hurtful things, or they send you meanful and hurtful things to bring you down,” she said.