Cyberbullying

Final Reminder: Girl Drama Webinar Tomorrow @ 11:30 am or 2:00 pm ET!

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Girl friendships are intense and all-encompassing from early elementary years on; but cliques, power struggles and an intense desire to belong create a ripe field for relational aggression. Describing the emotional milieu girls face as they grow, bestselling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D  reminds us that a girl’skey support system – her tribe – consists of peers who are also as reactive and erratic as they will ever be. (She) works hard every day to harness powerful and unpredictable emotions so that she can get on with doing everything else she means to do.”

How can educators reduce and prevent drama among school-age girls?

Teachers, counselors and administrators can help guide girls to define what makes a healthy friendship. As a family therapist in the St. Louis area and founder of the SistaKeeper organization, Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC has focused much of her career on working with girls. In this 90-minute webinar, she will discuss the impact of social aggression and the factors that motivate relational aggression. She will share tools to develop a trauma-free space to promote girl empowerment.  She will also discuss the benefits of gender-specific programming that promotes strength and resiliency in girls.

This webinar will provide tools for promoting pro-social behaviors like kindness, sharing and empathy in girls K-12, while improving their attitude toward school and reducing depression and stress. Attendees will receive terrific ideas that can be implemented either this year or in the fall!

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Understanding what motivates aggression
  • Solutions to prevent mental and emotional effects
  • Cliques vs Keepers
  • Culturally-relevant techniques to empower the whole girl

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Define verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Discover ways to foster emotional awareness
  • Explore the benefits of gender-specific programming
  • Discern what relational aggression looks like at different ages
  • Discover the reasons behind why girls engage in RA.
  • Get the tools to develop a trauma-free environment.

Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee describe a strategy for building emotional literacy in girls.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • School Psychologists
  • Principals & Assistant Principals
  • Other School Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Counselors in Agencies and Private Practice
  • Teachers
  • School Nurses
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Social Workers (All levels)
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • School Resource Officers

Thursday, June 8th @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time

REGISTER NOW:

CLICK TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH A PURCHASE ORDER.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

For questions about this webinar or how to register, email pd@accutrain.com or call 800-251-6805.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Tracie Berry-McGhee founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center in St. Louis 12 years ago with the mission of empowering, inspiring and developing the mind, body and spirit of young women. SistaKeeper has since spread to other locations within the United States, as well as to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Tracie also continues to serve the community via her private counseling practice, which specializes in women and teen girl issues. She is often called upon to speak on topics such as conflict resolution, dealing with low self-esteem and bullying.  Tracie is the author of SistaKeeper Poetry for the Soul, I’m a Keeper and OWN your NOW.

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A Message from Steph Jensen: Mean Girls Behind the Smart Phone Screen

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A message from Pre-Conference Presenter Steph Jensen regarding girls and their not-so-smart phone usage:

Watch Steph Jensen preview her pre-conference session in Las Vegas.

Award-winning author and international speaker, Steph Jensen will present a 3-hour pre-conference session entitled Mean Girls: Behind the Screen – Addressing & Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying & Relational Aggression in Las Vegas.  

Now in its 11th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference has raised awareness of the unique nature of female relationships and provided solutions for relational aggression – including online aggression and cyberbullying — among girls. This conference helps educators understand the latest research, while learning about field-tested strategies designed to cultivate leadership skills and empower young women.  

REGISTER NOW

Click here to view a preliminary listing for Las Vegas sessions.

Reminder: Eliminating Online Drama in Your School

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cyberdrama16There is no magic button to eliminate all digital abuse in your school– but there are ways to reduce it, bring accountability to those who create it, and empower those who wish to avoid it. Whether you are tech-savvy or tech-challenged, this 90-minute webinar will provide you with solutions and recommendations that you can take back to your school and implement.

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Texting, Tumblr, Twitter and chat rooms provide great options for increased socialization. Newer technologies such as WhatsApp, ASKfm, After School, Periscope, Meerkat, Kik and Whisper provide additional options for communication – sometimes with the illusion of privacy or anonymity. Gaming continues to increase in popularity, especially with boys, and is becoming increasingly social. While all of these platforms have the potential to benefits students and educators, they also have the potential to dramatically increase risk to students, teachers & schools.

Led by author and internationally known digital safety advocate Richard Guerry, this webinar will help educators understand the latest technology trends. It will also provide specific methods and activities to help students and educators avoid:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Gaming Risks
  • Malware
  • Sextortion
  • Inappropriate Photos
  • Risky Social Media Behaviors Other Current & Future Cyber Issues

Watch Richard Guerry on Cyberwise Chat: The Internet Ruined My Life.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Using the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, faculty & parents
  • Essential cyber-danger prevention strategies every educator should know
  • Integrating digital safety into the schoolwide curriculum
  • Distributing a parent/child cyber-citizen contract and a school social-media policy
  • Developing a sustainable cyber-safety mindfulness in students
  • Instilling “The Golden Rule of the 21st Century”
  • Teaching children and adolescents the concept of “digital legacy”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to avoid the 5 most common mistakes educators make in helping young people learn about cyber-safety.
  • Insights into dangerous digital situations and trends
  • How to help kids reduce the risk of becoming a victim of harassment, cyberbullying, digital exploitation or social-media assault
  • Tips for using the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, staff and parents
  • How to create a “culture of Digital Consciousness™ “
  • How to handle real-life cases involving digital dangers and dilemmas.
  • Tips to teach safe online gaming

TO REGISTER:

  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time SITE LICENSE
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time SITE LICENSE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Principals & Administrators
  • SRO/Law Enforcement
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Social Workers (beginner to advanced)
  • School Counselors
  • Technology Coordinators
  • Cyber Safety Committee Members
  • Anti-Bullying Committee Members
  • Media Specialists
  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Community-based Youth Workers
$49 Single User
5/25/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME
$295 Site License
5/25/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME

$49 Single User

5/25/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

$295 Site License
5/25/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

Click here to register with a purchase order.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Richard Guerry

Richard Guerry is the founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2). Throughout the 1990’s, Richard worked as an executive in the information technology field and during his tenure, he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed, and their content being stolen and exploited. In 2009, Richard left corporate America, and applied his vast experience and knowledge of digital safety to serve as the Executive Director of IROC2.org.

Since June, 2009, Richard has presented to – on average – 215 audiences per year, reaching more than 1 million students and educators across the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His audiences range from avid to novice digital users.

Richard is also the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books, and has been a featured speaker at many national conferences and conventions, including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Association, and the National Symposium on Child Abuse.

He has also appeared as a digital safety expert on various media outlets likeCNN, Radio Disney, MTV,Parade Magazine and many other local, regional, and international networks and publications.

Next Webinar: CyberDrama! Digital Trends & Risks Every Educator Should Know

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There is no magic button to eliminate all digital abuse in your school– but there are ways to reduce it, bring accountability to those who create it, and empower those who wish to avoid it. Whether you are tech-savvy or tech-challenged, this 90-minute webinar will provide you with solutions and recommendations that you can take back to your school and implement.

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Texting, Tumblr, Twitter and chat rooms provide great options for increased socialization. Newer technologies such as WhatsApp, ASKfm, After School, Periscope, Meerkat, Kik and Whisper provide additional options for communication – sometimes with the illusion of privacy or anonymity. Gaming continues to increase in popularity, especially with boys, and is becoming increasingly social. While all of these platforms have the potential to benefits students and educators, they also have the potential to dramatically increase risk to students, teachers & schools.

Led by author and internationally known digital safety advocate Richard Guerry, this webinar will help educators understand the latest technology trends. It will also provide specific methods and activities to help students and educators avoid:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Gaming Risks
  • Malware
  • Sextortion
  • Inappropriate Photos
  • Risky Social Media Behaviors Other Current & Future Cyber Issues

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Using the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, faculty & parents
  • Essential cyber-danger prevention strategies every educator should know
  • Integrating digital safety into the schoolwide curriculum
  • Distributing a parent/child cyber-citizen contract and a school social-media policy
  • Developing a sustainable cyber-safety mindfulness in students
  • Instilling “The Golden Rule of the 21st Century”
  • Teaching children and adolescents the concept of “digital legacy”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to avoid the 5 most common mistakes educators make in helping young people learn about cyber-safety.
  • Insights into dangerous digital situations and trends
  • How to help kids reduce the risk of becoming a victim of harassment, cyberbullying, digital exploitation or social-media assault
  • Tips for using the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, staff and parents
  • How to create a “culture of Digital Consciousness™ “
  • How to handle real-life cases involving digital dangers and dilemmas.
  • Tips to teach safe online gaming

TO REGISTER:

  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time SITE LICENSE
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time SITE LICENSE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Principals & Administrators
  • SRO/Law Enforcement
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Social Workers (beginner to advanced)
  • School Counselors
  • Technology Coordinators
  • Cyber Safety Committee Members
  • Anti-Bullying Committee Members
  • Media Specialists
  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Community-based Youth Workers

REGISTER NOW:

$49 Single User
5/25/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME
$295 Site License
5/25/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME

$49 Single User

5/25/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

$295 Site License
5/25/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

Click here to register with a purchase order.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

For questions about this webinar or how to register, emailpd@accutrain.com or call 800-251-6805.

GROUP DISCOUNTS:

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

  • 3-5 Attendees 10% off
  • 6-9 Attendees 15% off
  • 10+ Attendees 20% off
  • Site License $295 (for multiple participants at same site using same access; additional fee for more than 8 CE certificates)

In order to be eligible for group discounts, ALLregistrations must be submitted at the SAME time.

RESOURCE PACKET

Links to PowerPoint resource packet are emailed the day prior to the webinar.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Richard Guerry

Richard Guerry is the founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2). Throughout the 1990’s, Richard worked as an executive in the information technology field and during his tenure, he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed, and their content being stolen and exploited. In 2009, Richard left corporate America, and applied his vast experience and knowledge of digital safety to serve as the Executive Director of IROC2.org.

Since June, 2009, Richard has presented to – on average – 215 audiences per year, reaching more than 1 million students and educators across the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His audiences range from avid to novice digital users.

Richard is also the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books, and has been a featured speaker at many national conferences and conventions, including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Association, and the National Symposium on Child Abuse.

He has also appeared as a digital safety expert on various media outlets likeCNN, Radio Disney, MTV,Parade Magazine and many other local, regional, and international networks and publications.

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Carol Todd: Way too hot but is anyone complaining???

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So great to have had Carol Todd with us in Las Vegas!  Here she shares a few thoughts about some of the events at the 7th Annual National Conference on Girl Bullying and some of the great speakers including Richard Guerry, Barbara Coloroso and Director Lee Hirsch.

June 29 – Way too hot but is anyone complaining???.

Conference Puts Focus on Bullying Prevention

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KTNV News covered the 2013 National Conference on Girl Bullying that was held in Las Vegas June 30 – July 2, 2013.

Many thanks to all of our presenters, exhibitors and especially each and every attendee!  We hope you the conference provided you with new and powerful information to apply in your school or setting.

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In the News: Bullying + Texting/Facebook

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Two recent suicides by 8th-grade girls in the state of Washington point out the potential deadly combination of bullying and social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

As with many suicides, the victims’ rationales can be complex, but disturbing messages and online postings on Facebook and Instagram preceded the deaths of Anna Ishikawa and Isabelle Sarkinen.

Meanwhile the parents of Audrie Pott, a California teen who took her own life, after allegedly being raped and humiliated via texted photos, have filed a complaint against her school district – saying educators failed to address earlier bullying (the district denies that they received any reports).  The parents have also taken issue with the school for not expelling the alleged perpetrators, but the school says the incident did not occur on school grounds.  The parents’ attorney has said that the dissemination of at least one photograph did occur at school.

Now in its 7th year, the National Conference on Girl Bullying and Relational Aggression seeks to increase awareness of relational aggression issues among girls and the sometimes far-reaching consequences. Nationally known keynoters and more than 50 breakout presenters will provide tools and strategies to help educators and other professionals prevent and address bullying among girls.

Early registration closes April 30 for the 7th Annual National Conference on Girl Bullying and Relational Aggression.

SAMPLE BREAK-OUT SESSIONS:

(Sessions and speakers subject to change. Click to view full descriptions.)

Building Self-Esteem From the Inside Out
Debra Gano – Editor, BYOU “Be Your Own You” magazine
Session Focus: elementary, middle, high, agency, other

Making Parents Allies: Building and Maintaining a Parent Partnership
Stephanie Plain Potter, M.A., M.Ed. – Counselor, Author, Professor
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high, agency, other

Black Girl Blues: An Examination of Intra-Racial Bullying
Carolyn Strong, MAT, M.Ed. – Dean of Students & Julie Burnett, M.Ed., MS – Director of Curriculum
Session Focus: elementary, middle, high, agency

BFF: Be a Friend First
Andrea Bastiani Archibald Ph.D. – Developmental Psychologist, Girl Scouts USA
Session Focus: Middle

Dads Of Great Students (WATCH D.O.G.S.) Engage Men, Inspire Children, Reduce Bullying and Enhance the Educational Environment of Your School
Eric Snow – Executive Director WATCH D.O.G.S.
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Name It, Claim It, Tame It: Conflict Resolution in the Girl’s World
Susan Lamke MS, PLPC – Senior Manager, Boys Town
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Prevent Cyberbullying, Sexting, Social Media Issues & More
Richard Guerry, Executive Director, IROC2
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high, agency

Reduce Bullying, Harassment and School Safety Incidents: An Effective Online Reporting & Data Analysis System
Joe Bruzzese, M.A. – Founder, CEO Sprigeo
Session Focus: Middle, high

Ugly: The Story of a Bullied Girl
Kate MacHugh, MSW – Author, Speaker
Session Focus: Middle, high

Safe From Bullies, Saving Lives
Karyn Brownson, MSW – Trainer & Angela Rinaldo, MA – Training Director
Session Focus: Middle, high, agency

Girl Talk: A Group for Adolescent Girls
Rachel Collins, MS – Clinical Therapist
Session Focus: Middle, high, agency, other community agencies

You Don’t Have to be a “Mean Girl”: Helping School Age Girls with Relational Aggression
Felicia Shepherd, M.Ed. – Counseling Consultant
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

From Ugly Girls to Lifelong Friends
Nora Stanger, MS – School Counselor
Session Focus: Middle, high

Girl Bullying Trends and the Intervention Process
Nancy Wilkey – Sergeant, Orange County Sheriff’s Department & Lance Christensen – Deputy/SRO, Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high, agency

Choose Respect: Peer Presentation Programs
Laura Crain – Drug Free and Mentor Program Coordinator & Youth Panel
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

In Her Shoes
Marguerite Ferrara – Assistant Director of Education
Session Focus: Middle

Conflict Resolution in the Girl’s World
Susan Lamke, MS, PLPC – Senior Manager, Boys Town
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Too Old For the Treasure Box: Using School Wide Positive Interventions and Support to Prevent Bullying at the High School Level
Rebecca Carrier, M.Ed. – Counselor & Tricia Peña Ed.D. – Principal
Session Focus: High

Just Talk About It: Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Missy Wall, LMSW, M.Div. – Director, Teen CONTACT
Session Focus: High

Suit Up! Equipping Young Girls to Defeat Bullying
Josh Drean – Youth Speaker
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Girl Smarts
Dianna Flett LTC – Girl Smarts Founder
Session Focus: Elementary

Student Leaders: Bullying Prevention/Intervention Project
Corey Layne Psy.D. – School Psychologist
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Your Daughter Sent What???
Jill Darling – Student Assistance Programs Director
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Challenges of Dealing With Adolescent Female Aggression
Penelope Martin-Knox Ed.D. – Assistant Superintendent
Session Focus: Middle

Empowering Girls: Working to Better the Lives of Elementary and Secondary Girls in Rural Areas
Michelle Bruno Ph.D, LPC – Associate Professor
Lisa Hinkelman Ph.D, LPC – Executive Director
Session Focus: Elementary, middle

Girls Without Limits
Lisa Hinkelman Ph.D, LPC – Executive Director, Ruling Our Experiences
Lauren Hancock – Program Director, Ruling Our Experiences,
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high, agency

Creative Therapies as in Intervention for Bullying Victims
Jennifer Laffier Ph.D. Candidate – Professor
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high, agency

GLITZ & GLAM: Creating Resilient Girls Through “Girls School”
Georgia Montgomery M.ED. – School Counselor & Pamela Degges M.ED. – School Counselor, Therasa Launer M.ED. – School Counselor
Session Focus: Elementary, middle, high

Grown vs. Growing Up
Tysha Pittman Ed.S. – Guidance Counselor & La Tonya Johnson, M.A. – Guidance Counselor
Session Focus: Elementary