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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Digital Citizenship Training for Staff, Students, and Parents

Sample Description of Consultation Work and Objectives

1. Assembly for the students. (morning)

Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, with the intention of harming others. Dr. Sabella will help kids to enhance their resiliency, understand how to minimize their risks, and to reach out to others as witnesses and bystanders.

2. Training for teachers. (After school)

Join Dr. Russ Sabella to better understand what a comprehensive bullying and cyberbullying program looks like. LOTS of handouts and resources. Specifically, Russ will address training students, responding to incidents, developing peer helper programs, developing policies, referring to counseling, and much more.

3. Assembly for parents/public (Evening)

Dr. Russ Sabella, Professor of Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University, will help parents to (a) Make more informed decisions about how technology is used in their families; (b) start important conversations about technology; (c)  Better monitor and supervise their childrens’ online activities; and (d) understand how to implement safety and security tools in their homes and devices.

To learn more about Dr. Sabella, visit

You can also find other training options (e.g., webinars) at

Collier Co. teen falls victim to cyber crime WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Monday, January 13, 2014

Caine Stands Up

11-year-old Caine Smith was choked, beaten, harassed, and was called a long list of names simply because he had two moms and long hair. Instead of staying locked away and hiding, he stood up and did something about it.

Caine Stands Up from The Bully Project on Vimeo.

What is Skydog

Skydog™ is a first-of-its-kind home networking solution that allows you to powerfully, yet simply, manage your family's unique digital lifestyle.
Comprised of two complementary parts—a wireless router and an easy-to-use cloud "app" for your smartphone, tablet or PC—Skydog lets you individually personalize the Internet access of every member of your family. It provides you with visibility and control that is customized to your family's specific needs, across all connected devices.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Misdirections in Bullying Prevention & Response

This six-minute video features Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a national expert in bullying prevention. She discusses approaches to avoid in bullying prevention and response.

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