Cyberbullying talks set for today in SuperiorIn decades past, students may have worried about bullies on the playground. Today, students need to watch out for bullies online, too.
By: Superior Telegram staff, Superior Telegram
In decades past, students may have worried about bullies on the playground. Today, students need to watch out for bullies online, too.
A presentation on cyberbullying and online safety will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at Superior Middle School, 3626 Hammond Ave.
Justin Patchin, an expert on adolescent behaviors online, will give the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.
“Justin Patchin is a co-founder of the Cyberbullying Research Center,” said Bruce Bauer, a technology coach for the Superior school district. “He speaks to groups around the country, and he comes to Superior highly regarded by many others who have heard his presentation.”
Patchin also will speak to all the middle school students during the school day. In the morning, he will give a presentation to all district principals and other
This evening’s public presentation will include a basic overview of online technologies used by children and teens today and examples of real-world cyberbullying. People in attendance also will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on how to deal with concerns they have encountered.
The event is funded as part of the Building Community Capacity through Broadband project, a multiyear project paid for with a federal grant.