Check out this event in the NYC area.  Many thanks to my friend, Dr. Angélica Torres, for sharing! Please share this information and invite youth who live in the area!

“That Could Be Your Sister” Design Challenge to Combat Sexual Cyberbullying. August 29th, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. 

Brooklyn Public Library – Main Branch – Grand Army Plaza As part of the Project: Connect Summer Youth Programming, Radio Rookies and Global Kids will host a “That Could Be Your Sister Design Challenge” for 50 NYC teenagers to envision a digital tool that would allow for better reporting and awareness of sexual cyberbullying and provide resources and support for victims. Any questions contact juan@globalkids.org
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Teachers College at Columbia University is hosting a bullying- and education-focused summit on Monday, January 14th.  The summit, Beyond Bullying: Safe Schools, Successful Students, will include talks by top researchers in the field and address how bullying affects the emotional well-being of students and their academic performance, as well as how teachers and other school personnel can take proactive measures to ensure schools are safe for all students.

The following information is taken directly from the Beyond Bullying site, which you can get to directly by clicking here.

 Top 3 Reasons to Attend [the Beyond Bullying Summit]:

   1. Learn about the latest research on bullying prevention,
social-emotional learning, and character development from some
of the nation’s foremost experts and thought leaders.

   2. Network with teachers, administrators, school counselors,
psychologists, and members of leading education organizations.

    3. Begin evoking change in your school or district by incorporating
the Summit findings and recommendations into your curriculum.

If you are interested in attending, here’s what you can do:

-Find the summit agenda here.

-Register for the event (registration is only $30!) by clicking here.

  • If you do decide to go, please let us know. I’d love to hear your feedback.
  • Many thanks to Emily for letting me know about this event! :)

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This looks like an AWESOME event.  I emailed many of you with this link over the past few weeks, but I wanted to post it here just in case you missed the email.  Note: I took this information directly off the Radio Rookies’ website, so please click here to get yourself to the direct link.  Have any questions or want to get more involved? Contact Courtney Stein: cstein@wnyc.org

Rookie ReporterTemi_MicRadio Rookies is hosting an in-class live chat to coincide with a new story about sexual cyberbullying airing on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013. Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle will host a facilitated online conversation for high school students to discuss the issues her story brings to light.

You can stream or download her story here.

16-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle is troubled by the fact that her Facebook newsfeed is inundated with sexually explicit photos and videos of other teenage girls that are posted, commented on, and shared countless times by her peers. Teens targeting and shaming each other isn’t new but in the past the messages written on bathroom stalls only scarred a girl’s reputation during high school. Temitayo brings listeners inside the cyber world of teenagers to explore how using the internet as a tool to ruin a reputation has repercussions far beyond the schoolyard.

Radio Rookies will facilitate an in-class live chat with students from classrooms around the country to talk about the cyberbullying issues Temitayo’s story brings up, including:

  • The atmosphere of judgement and criticism associated with photo sharing and commenting on social network sites, and the double standard that applies to boys and girls
  • Strategies for controlling your online reputation and what teens can do to clean up their digital footprint
  • The repercussions of sexual cyberbullying both in school and in the courts
  • What can teenagers, educators, policy makers and social media sites can do to help stop cyberbullying

The live chat will take place here on this webpage on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 from 1PM-2PM EST.

In order to take part in the conversation, students will need to have internet access. Temitayo, the Rookie Reporter, will host the chat with Radio Rookies producers facilitating the discussion and moderating comments (each comment will be read and vetted by an adult producer before it goes live).

If you’re interested in taking part or have questions, please contact Radio Rookies Associate Producer, Courtney Stein: cstein@wnyc.org

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Creating A Culture of Kindness – Students Take Action
A Safe Schools Climate Conference

Purpose

The Connecticut Association of Schools and Lincoln Middle School is holding a conference on May 10, 2012 with the theme of student led clubs and initiatives focusing on safe school climate and bullying prevention. We have planned for a keynote speaker to address “Creating a Culture of Kindness”, student, school and community showcases and exhibits, break-out sessions with a focus on safe schools and bullying prevention, a student recognition ceremony and closing remarks.

Audience

• Students and their parents, Teachers and Administrators
• Students from across the state who have clubs or initiatives in place that focus on School Climate or Bullying Prevention.
• Parents and community members interested in learning about methods to improve community/school climate

Activities

• Student Exhibition in Times Square demonstrating what is currently happening in their schools
• Organization Expo in Times square – community/gov organizations provide info for parents/students/community members
• Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kari Sassu – Southern Connecticut State university
• Presenters: Logan West- Former Miss Connecticut, Michelle Pincince
• Student Recognition Ceremony
• Closing Remarks

Logistics

• Date: May 10, 2012
• Time: 6:00-8:30pm
• Location: Lincoln Middle School, 164 Centennial Ave, Meriden, CT 06451 (203) 238-2381

To Register Please go to the CAS Website: https://www.casciac.org/scripts/register.cgi

Sent in by Laura from Connecticut. Click here to find out how to register. Thanks, Laura! :)

Click below to see the flyer!

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