Preventing & Responding to Cyberbullying & Cyberharassment

Cyberbullying is awful.
I know. I’ve been through it.

I was cyberbullied by a law school classmate. I was 30 years old, had plenty of knowledge about bullying dynamics and personal safety, support from family and friends, and I was afraid to go to school.

Cyber Bullied by wentongg from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Cyber Bullied by wentongg from Flickr (Creative Commons License)

I never want another child to experience what I went through.
Because words can hurt . . . even kill.

This talk will give you the tools you need to protect yourself and your loved ones online. We’ll talk about how to address harassment whether it occurs via email, on social media sites, or text messages. We’ll talk about how to limit abusive person’s access to you, when to get your school or employer involved, and when to contact the police.

I’ll also talk about what you can do if you think your child might be a bully and how to stop it. My goal is to help young people understand that each post they create or text they send is permanent and traceable, and you never know when a post will take on a life of its own and what the consequences might be.

This talk is good for school and youth groups (age 12 and up), parent groups, and conferences. Parent and child-focused versions of this talk are available. Please contact me if you’re interested in having me speak to your group or event about how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying and cyberharassment.