Tyler Clementi's parents speak at Rutgers symposium
Tyler Clementi's parents returned to Rutgers University Monday for a symposium on use and misuse of social media. Bullying experts were on hand, sharing important information about keeping children safe in the age of cyber-bullying. Joseph and Jane Clementi's message to students was, "Change begins with you." Their son, Tyler, was in his first weeks as a student at Rutgers in September 2010 when he killed himself after a roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man. The incident sparked a national conversation about how young gays and lesbians are treated. Clementi's father introduced the conference, saying the foundation they're starting in their son's honor will address cyber-bullying. The foundation was a co-sponsor of the symposium. AP wire services contributed to this report.
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