Cyberbullying, Social Networking, and Sexting: Implications for Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Professionals
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
DESCRIPTION : Kids have been bullying each other for generations. The latest generation, however has been able to utilize technology to expand their reach and the extent of their harm. This phenomenon is being called cyberbullying, defined as: “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” Moreover, youth use technology to communicate with their peers in a variety of both positive and problematic ways. This presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting, including issues child protection and juvenile justice professionals need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers. The workshop will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of teens and adults in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors. It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly.
Electronic devices are welcome in this training and their use is encouraged as part of the training experience
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Intertribal Child Welfare Training Partnership - UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership - Southern Partnership - Western Wisconsin Partnership - Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System - Behavioral Health Training Partnership - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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