Take a stand against Cyber Bullying- Report it! Guest Post by Jennifer Anne Davis

Take a Stand Against Cyber Bullying- Report it!

Guest Post by Author Jennifer Anne Davis

Texting, Facebook, and Twitter are supposed to make our lives easier. But if you’re a teen, they can simply be another venue for bullying. 
There have been two stories in the media lately that have eerie similarities. First is the case of fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott. Audrie hanged herself eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party and then humiliated by online photos of the assault. The three teen boys who committed this atrocious act have been arrested. The second case is Rehtaeh Parsons, a seventeen-year-old Canadian teen who committed suicide. She was allegedly raped by four teen boys when she was only fifteen. The incident took place at a gathering where alcohol was said to have played a role. The boys took pictures of the sexual assault and circulated the pictures to their friends.
Cyber bullying. In both instances, these girls suffered a terrible crime, and instead of being able to recover, the crime continued in the form of cyber bullying. Both girls were humiliated to the point where they took their lives because pictures of what happened to them were circulated online. It makes me unbelievably sad to think that Audrie and Rehtaeh felt the need to take their lives because of these heinous crimes. We all have a responsibility and the power to end cyber bullying.
If you receive a text, picture, or see a FB message that is hurtful, report it. Parents can talk to their kids about cyber bullying. Make sure your child knows what to do if it happens to them, or what to do if they witness it happening to someone else. 
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THE KEY by Jennifer Anne Davis

Estimate Release Date: November 16, 2013
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Young Adult – Fantasy

Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake−this is no fairytale. 
His father’s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he’s falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect?
An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past… All she wants is to be free. What she doesn’t realize is that freedom comes with a price she can’t afford to pay. She’s forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone else… his brother.
Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roving the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.
When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family. 
As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle. When Darmik shows up, she’s not sure if she can trust him. The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred. As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom… if she can manage to stay alive long enough.

About Jennifer Anne Davis

Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.

Visit Jennifer online at www.JenniferAnneDavis.com.