Students react to cyberbullying victim featured on NBC’s ‘Today’

Local students make cards, write letters in support of Conn. student Ally Pfeiffer

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A. Sue Weisler

A group of RIT students wrote letters and made cards in support of cyberbullying victim Ally Pfeiffer.

The heart-wrenching story of University of Hartford student Ally Pfeiffer was played out for the nation to see on NBC’s Today show Dec. 8. Pfeiffer, a victim of a malicious cyberbullying incident on Facebook, fought back against her bullies, eventually leading to their arrests. Pfeiffer is using her experience to educate young people about the dangers of cyberbullying and encourage victims to remain strong in the face of adversity.

Students at RIT heard Pfeiffer’s message loud and clear and have banded together to support her plight. A group of approximately 30 female students rehearsing for this year’s RIT production of The Vagina Monologues took time out of their rehearsal schedule on Dec. 9 to write letters and make cards in support of Pfeiffer. The cards and letters eventually will be mailed to Pfeiffer in Connecticut.

To see the Today show feature on Pfeiffer, go to