Inman PTA Sponsors Cyberbullying Workshop

DSC_0004Passing along this notice from VaHi resident Cathy Lepik and the Inman Middle School PTA:

The Inman Middle School PTA invites the community to a parent/student cyberbullying Workshop. 

“Submit the Documentary” The Virtual Reality of Cyberbullying™ 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 

6:00 PM, Inman Middle School Auditorium 

Inman students in attendance with a parent will receive a homework pass. Concessions will be offered to benefit the Inman Drama Club. 

A must-see for every middle school and high school student and their parents. SUBMIT* The Documentary is a 45-minute look into the frightening new reality of cyberbullying. 

It’s in the news and it’s in our schools…cyberbullying is bullying by means of electronic technology committed through email, instant messaging, mobile applications, social media, chat rooms, and blogs or through messages and images sent through a cell phone. Because of the anonymity, kids who never thought of being a bully are becoming harassers. By exploring the complicated dynamics behind cyberbullying, Submit the Documentary describes the impact and outcomes of advanced technology and human nature in a lawless, new, social frontier. 

A Q&A will follow, lead by cyberbullying expert, Dr. Patricia Agatson, co-author of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. Dr. Agatson has been quoted in articles on cyber bullying in Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and CNET News, and has appeared on CNN as well as other local and national television segments to discuss cyber bullying. 

SUBMIT* The Documentary is rated PG, but the subject matter is sensitive and may not be suitable for younger children. Please use discretion. Click here to view the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyAtYa6qMWM 

The American Academy of Pediatrics calls cyberbullying the “most common online risk for all teens.”

Please join us for this important evening!

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