Cyberbullying, Social Networking, and Sexting: Implications for Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Professionals

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Training: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Fee: $20 for Partnership Members, $120 for Non-Partnership Members

To register

In order to register for training sessions, please click on the button below to go to the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) website to access PDS Online. Once you reach the WCWPDS website, you will click on the “PDS Online Go” button in order to login and register for pre-service, foundation and special skills/topics training sessions.  Once you reach the PDS Online system, you will be able to search training sessions  by title or locator number.  A locator number is identified below for each training session to streamline your search process on PDS Online.  Complete instructions for logging in and registering for training sessions are available on the WCWPDS website via the button below.


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

After participating in this comprehensive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify popular online environments among adolescents today and recognize various forms of cyberbullying;

  • Understand the potential emotional, psychological, and behavioral consequences of cyberbullying;

  • Identify how adolescents are using social networking Web sites and teach youth how to use social networking responsibly;

  • Understand other problematic ways some teens are using technology, including sexing;

  • Know how to respond to cyberbullying incidents and the extent to which school officials can get involved in cases that involve electronic communication (on or off campus);

  • Describe the current legal issues concerning cyberbullying;

  • Understand Wisconsin’s bullying law and related legislation;

  • Recognize warning signs and identify important strategies for preventing cyberbullying.


Upcoming Trainings
    For all upcoming training please visit PDSonline
About Us - Training - Registrants - Supervisor - Trainers - Resources - Foster Parents
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

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
NEW Partnership for Children and Families
Rose Hall 310
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay Wisconsin 54311

Please report any broken links to:

Last Updated: December 2, 2013
December 2, 2013