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Resilience: Avoiding Victimization By Developing Social Competence

This presentation is designed for youth professionals who would like to supplement their existing programming and policies with student-centered empowerment. As more attention is given to the importance of cultivating socio-emotional learning skills among students, it seems vital to increasingly consider one often-neglected component: resilience. As critical as it is to shape and improve the…

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Cyberbullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This presentation is designed for school administrators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other professionals who desire a comprehensive understanding of (and action plan to deal with) cyberbullying among youth with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These students arguably are among those most vulnerable to this growing problem, and have been characterized as the “perfect victim.”…

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Coaches, Student Athletes, and the Misuse of Social Media

With each new year, coaches are increasingly dealing with the challenges of social media. This can include inappropriate, unethical, and even illegal student-athlete conduct directly or indirectly related to their online communications. Recently, some schools are even mandating that informal or formal monitoring of students takes place by coaches, but not providing clear guidance on…

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Student Athletes and Social Media

Student athletes are no different than other teens and young adults in their social media use participation. However, they may arguably be held to a higher standard given their visibility and how reputationally and fiscally important sports and athletics are to most schools and universities. While most student athletes are doing the right things online…

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University Staff Presentation

This presentation seeks to help college and university staff prevent and respond to cyberbullying, sexting, and unwise social media use among students. You must make clear to students (starting at freshman orientation) what the expectations are in terms of appropriate participation and interaction online. We want students to embrace new communication technology for all of…

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Law Enforcement Presentation

This presentation is designed to bring law enforcement officers (especially those assigned to a school setting) up to speed about their role in preventing and responding to teen technology misuse. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss promising strategies for school-based law enforcement officers to mitigate inappropriate online behaviors. It will…

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Full-day Educator Workshop

This presentation is designed for school professionals and other youth workers who desire a comprehensive understanding of (and action plan to deal with) cyberbullying, sexting, and unwise social media use.  Apart from providing foundational information about trends and patterns, it will cover relevant legal principles and provide clarity from the courts as to when to…