Free Presentation for Parents – Cyberbullying, Sexting, & Unwise Social Networking: The Role of Parents

This year at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Sameer Hinduja is a keynote. He is also giving a free parent evening,  Monday Evening – November 30 – 6:30 to-8:30

Sameer HindujaDr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people.

Cyberbullying, Sexting, & Unwise Social Networking:  The Role of Parents

Sameer Hinduja

Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center

Monday Evening – November 30 – 6:30 to-8:30

PLEASE RSVP for this FREE event at www.nhcmtc.org by Friday, November 20

Designed for parents and community partners, this presentation provides a broad overview of adolescent technological concerns, including cyberbullying and social networking sites. Foundational information on the way adolescents use the Internet and cell phones is provided first before examining cyberbullying, sexting, and unwise social networking in detail. Strategies for identification, prevention, and response are then discussed in a conversational format to allow for input and Q&A from the audience. Attendees will leave equipped with an increased ability to promote safe and responsible participation in cyberspace among the youth they care for and with numerous resources to assist them towards those ends. Parents will leave knowing how to:

  • Identify popular online environments among adolescents today and recognize various forms of cyberbullying
  • Understand the scope and prevalence of the problem
  • Learn how teens are misusing social networking sites
  • Realize the significance of sexting among youth
  • Learn ways to best inquire about and respond to technology use and abuse
  • . Develop strategies to sharpen your ability to informally and formally monitor their actions
  • Learn how to report cyberbullying when you spot it
  • Learn how to work with Internet service providers, cell phone service providers, and content providers

For more information, visit www.NHCMTC.org

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