ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
Youth cyber-safety has become one of the most critical issues facing youth today. For better and worse, the digital world continues to expand at an amazing rate. Consequently, it is alarming how quickly new dangers are emerging and spreading that can directly or indirectly bring harm to young people. Children and adolescents, in particular, are vulnerable to being exposed to many of these dangers. They need guidance from adults who are equipped with up-to-date insights and prevention/intervention strategies.
The risks that young people are exposed to in the digital world are compounded by the increasing ways that young people can access cyber-space using tools such as cell phones, digital pads & pods, laptops, & game consuls, It is not uncommon today for a young person to have several of these gadgets at his or her disposal and to use them daily.
While these tools have brought many new and exciting ways for young people to access more information and learning opportunities, their use has been accompanied with increased personal risks. It is alarming that youth are being victimized in a growing number of ways through the digital world, sometimes resulting in severe and long-lasting social, emotional and academic harm. The extreme usage of digital devices by some young people has led to severe isolation, self-neglect, depression and academic failure. In some cases, involvement in the digital world has sometimes led to acute addiction and tragically, even to death.
This conference will provide attendees with insights, practical strategies, best-practices, model prevention/intervention programs, information on legal issues, and resource related to youth cyber-safety. We do not endorse merely one particular program or approach to address this topic. Instead, we actively seek presentations that, collectively, will offer conference attendees a wide-variety of current best-practices, research findings, and practical resources of the highest quality.
Learn what the experts are saying about:
- Best Practices for Prevention of Digital Drama
- Recommended Interventions
- New Federal Youth Cyber-Safety Initiatives & Free Resources
- Current Legal Issues Affecting School Personnel
- Establishing/Updating Digital Guidelines/Policies for Schools
- Social Networking & Texting Risks/Dangers
- Outreach to Parents
- Recent Research Findings
- Future View: Coming Cyber-Risks and Dangers
- Critical Insights for “Non-Tec-Savy” Adults
- The Devistating Effects of Cyberbullying: Case Studies
- Empowering Youth Cyber-Bystanders to Take Action
- Bullycide: Trends and Prevention
- And More!
Also, become more cyber-savvy by learning about current dangerous digital practices such as:
- Outing & Trickery
- Exclusion & Ostracism
- Filtering & Blocking
- And more!