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Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age



Date and Time:

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Description:

Cyberbullying, also known as electronic bullying or online social cruelty, is the use of information or electronic communication technologies to bully others. Cyberbullying often take place through email, instant messaging, chat rooms, on a website or gaming site and through digital messages or images sent to a cellular phone.  Although sharing certain features in common with traditional bullying, cyberbullying presents new challenges in that aggressors find it easier to hide their identity and may have greater accessibility to their target due to the 24/7 nature of social media and digital communications. This workshop will provide an overview of bullying compared to cyber bullying and focus on the development of strategies used in school and community settings where students and youth are affected. Using strategies based on research and extensive experience in the field, attendees will be able to implement these methods of prevention and intervention in their work settings. The workshop will also address the development of school-wide prevention and intervention; community strategies and tools for prevention; methods for involving youth in prevention activities; and effective steps for intervening in cases of bullying and cyberbullying. 


Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for substance abuse and mental health providers, community coalitions and others who are interested in learning more about cyberbullying. 


Presented by:

Dr. Patricia Agatston is co-author of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age with Robin Kowalski, Ph.D., and Susan Limber, Ph.D. and has co-authored a chapter for the book, Expert Perspectives in Cyberbullying.  She is also co-author of the Cyber Bullying Curriculum for Grades 6 – 12 and the Cyber Bullying Prevention Curriculum for Grades 3 - 5.  Dr. Agatston is a certified trainer and technical assistance consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  She has been quoted in articles on cyberbullying in The Washington Post, CNET news, Time Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor.  She has appeared on CNN as well as other local and national radio and television programs to discuss cyberbullying and other youth online risky behavior. Dr. Agatston was a participant in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Expert Panel on Electronic Media and Youth Violence, and the CDC’s Expert Panel on Youth Involvement in Bullying and Suicide-Related Behaviors. She has presented nationally and internationally on bullying, cyberbullying, and digital citizenship. Dr. Agatston is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Prevention Specialist with the Cobb County School District’s Prevention/Intervention Center in Marietta, Georgia.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Bullying Prevention Association and Connect Safely.


Where:

The Point Orlando Resort

7389 Universal Blvd

Orlando, Florida 32819

407-956-2000

The meeting will be held in the Key Largo & Key West meeting rooms.

 


Hotel Information:

The Point Orlando Resort

7389 Universal Blvd

Orlando, Florida 32819

407-956-2000

Call and mention “FADAA” to get a rate of $89.00 per night plus tax. 


CEUs:

5.5 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event


Florida Certification Board Provider #A-001, Exp. Date 12/31/2017
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676, Exp. Date 3/31/2019
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676, Exp. Date 10/31/2018


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Workshop Registration is Full

Please email (prevention@fadaa.org) to be added to the waiting list.



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