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Tuesday, December 8 • 7:55am - 7:55am
Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying & Make Kindness Go Viral

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How can educators help change the pattern of cyberbullying and create positive school climates using kindness and compassion? Join Dr. Sameer Hinduja as he shares what the research says regarding the prevalence, scope, and frequency of cyberbullying. Learn how non-technological and technological cases have created legal precedent and the best ways to structure formal policy. Realize the importance of creative responses and see how anonymous reporting systems and community members can help. Explore the critical importance of creating and maintaining a positive school climate to prevent misbehaviors - offline and online - while encouraging teens to safeguard their online experience and reduce vulnerability. Discover ways to assess the problem and implement programming to reduce its prevalence and define the role of youth professionals in responding to cyberbullying. (Presenter(s): Sameer Hinduja, CoDirector - Cyberbullying Research Center)

Tuesday December 8, 2015 7:55am - 7:55am EST