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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cyber-Bullying Webinar - What’s Different, and What’s Not, about Meanness and Cruelty Online

Cyber-Bullying Webinar - What’s Different, and What’s Not, about Meanness and Cruelty Online

Event Date:09/12/2012Event Fee:No Fee
Event Time:4pm EST

As a new phenomenon, cyber-bullying has captured the attention of the media, and many school districts and state legislatures are wrestling with how best to deal with this high-visibility issue.

Hosted by Justin Reich, Education Week blogger and Facing History’s Director of Online Community, Practice, and Research.

In this session, we will learn about what emerging research has to say about what cyberbullying is, how often it occurs, how it differs and interacts with activity in the physical world, and what new research suggests about how best to address these issues.

We’ll be joined by several panelists with expertise in bullying and online safety, including Anne Collier, the founder , co-chair of the Obama administration Online Safety and Technical Working Group, and member of the Facebook Safety Advisory Board; Carrie James, Research Director for the Trust and Trustworthiness and GoodPlay project at Harvard's Project ZeroKatie Davis, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Youth at the Information School at the University of Washington whose research looks at digital youth, adolescent development, and civic engagement; and Alice Marwick is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies at Fordham University, and she has conducted extensive field research with teens about their perceptions of bullying, drama, meanness, and cruelty.

Webinar attendees will leave with a better understanding of cyber-bullying and new approaches to consider in schools and classrooms. 

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