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Cathie Bledsoe, a youth educator for the Indiana State Police Internet Crime against Children Task Force (ICAC), will speak on cyber bullying at World Civility Day.

The special day, April 13, will include civility-themed workshops at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and an evening awards dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

Community Civility Counts, which started as a partnership of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times Media Co. in 2015, is hosting the activities of World Civility Day for a second year.

Bledsoe has more than 10 years of teaching experience that includes K-12 and college-level courses. She has been a presenter on Internet safety and cyber bullying for over a decade.

The Indiana State Police provides age-appropriate cyber safety presentations to schools, churches and youth organizations. These presentations focus on accurate and timely information relevant to youth from ages 8 to 18.

Bledsoe will speak from 3:30 to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Indiana Welcome Center.

Tickets can be ordered through the Gary Chamber of Commerce. Call 219-885-7404. Tickets are $25 for the day sessions and lunch and $60 for the celebration and awards dinner. Tables of 10 for the dinner can be reserved for $550.

Sponsorships also are available through the Gary Chamber.

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