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This web site supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on educating children, parents, educators and other stake holders about the responsible use of technology and cyberkindness. Included in these pages you will find helpful resources, lesson plans, links, and more. Russ's most recent book and workshops are primary resources for meeting this mission.


About Dr. Russell Sabella


Dr. Russell A. Sabella is currently a Professor in the Department of Counseling in the Marieb College of Health & Human ServicesFlorida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. His concentration of research, training, consultation and publication includes:
  • Individual and group counseling;
  • Counseling technology & tech-literacy;
  • Comprehensive school counseling programs;
  • Helping students with stress and anxiety;
  • Solution focused brief counseling and parent/teacher consultation;
  • Cyberbullying; and
  • Developing, maintaining, and repairing your digital reputation.
Russ is author of articles published in journals, magazines, and newsletters. He is co-author of four books including School Counselor Side Hustle (Sabella & Associates), Stress Management (Faulkner Press, 2017), Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens (Educational Media; 1995) and Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice (American Counseling Association; 2004). He is also author of two books including SchoolCounselor.com: A Friendly and Practical Guide to the World Wide Web (2nd edition; Educational Media; 2003), GuardingKids.com A Practical Guide to Keeping Kids Out of High-Tech Trouble (2008, Educational Media Corporation) and well-known for his Technology Boot Camp for Counselor workshops conducted throughout the country. Dr. Sabella is past President of the of the American School Counselor Association (2003-2004) and the Florida School Counselor Association (2013-2014).
Russ has trained and consulted with thousands of school counselors, educators, parents, and organizational leaders throughout the country. You can access and review his comprehensive vita online by clicking here.

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