December 5 webinarCreate a school cl . . .
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Create a school climate that promotes safe and responsible online behavior and technology use
Avoid damaging and disruptive cyberbullying and sexting incidents by helping students set social norms for how they communicate with each other
SPEAKER: Sameer Hinduja, author of Social Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time and Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying
WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time
Snapshot: Many educators feel that they have limited influence or control of how their students behave online. They believe they are helpless to prevent cyberbullying, sexting or other social networking incidents from spinning out of control.
But, educators have more influence than they think, says technology expert Sameer Hinduja. There are many preventive steps you can take to promote responsible technology use and a safer online community for your students.
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Recording will be available through Jan. 15, 2013.
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Are you ready to do more at the school and classroom level to safeguard your students' online environment?
Join Sameer Hinduja for a 2-hour webinar that will provide you with an expert perspective on teen behavior online and on strategies for reducing negative experiences by promoting connectedness, peer respect and healthy behavioral norms. His practical recommendations and guidance are based on legal precedents and on his own experiences working with schools across the country on social networking and technology use.
Specifically, Sameer will share pragmatic school climate initiatives such as social norming, youth grassroots campaigns, peer mentoring, data-driven action plans, and multi-pronged policy and programming approaches by adults. He also will discuss effective polices as well as both formal and informal responses to cyberbullying, sexting and unsafe social networking.
This session is designed for school administrators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other professionals who want to guide students' to safe and responsible online behavior and technology use.
- The prevalence, scope, and frequency of cyberbullying and sexting--Is your school typical or do you have a problem?
- How adolescents are misusing the most popular online environments and future consequences for them
- Youth brain development--how it explains teens' online decisions
- The role you, as an educator, should play in responding to cyberbullying
- Creative responses to online behavioral incidents
- Legal precedents in non-technological and technological cases and best ways to structure your formal policies
- What teens can do to safeguard their own Internet experiences and best ways for them to respond when they or others are harmed
- How teens themselves can promote healthy and appropriate interactions among their peers
- Maintaining positive school climate to prevent cyber misbehavior
- When should civil and criminal actions be pursued
- Enlisting the help of the community
- Creating and maintaining a positive school climate to prevent technology misuse
- When (and how) should you monitor electronic communications
- The role of anonymous reporting mechanisms
- How to enlist the help of the community and other stakeholders
About the speaker: Dr. Sameer Hinduja is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his ground-breaking work on cyberbullying and safe social networking. Sameer is a member of the Research Advisory Board for Harvard University's Internet Safety Task Force, and works nationally and internationally with schools, law enforcement, businesses, parents, and adolescents to reduce online victimization and its real-world consequences.
He is the author of the award-winning book Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (Sage Publications). Other books he has authored or co-authored include: School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time; Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives and Music Piracy and Crime Theory . Sameer's interdisciplinary research is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, including Journal of Adolescence, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Journal of School Violence, Ethics and Information Technology, CyberPsychology & Behavior, and Security Journal, and has been featured in hundreds of print and online articles around the world, as well as on radio and TV. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University (focus area: computer crime) and his B.S. in Criminal Justice (Minor in Legal Studies) from the University of Central Florida Honors College. At FAU, he has won both Researcher of the Year and Teacher of the Year, top awards at the university.
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