Webinar: CyberDrama: Solutions for Digital Media Perils in Today's Schools






Grades K-12


What You Will Learn:

While technology such as texting (SMS), Yikyak, Snapchat, Instagram, Ask.fm, Afterschool, Kik (kikmessenger), Secret, Whisper, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, chat rooms, blogs and vlogs provide many options for increased communication, information and socialization, there use can also dramatically increase risk to students, teachers and schools.

The extreme usage of social media devices by some young people has led to severe isolation, self-neglect, depression and academic failure – and in some cases, acute addiction and even death.

There is no magical button to eliminate all cyberdrama in your school– but there are ways to reduce it, bring accountability to those that create it, and empower those that wish to avoid it. This seminar will provide you with solutions and recommendations that you can take back to your school and implement.

In this 90-minute research-based webinar help you to identify the digital landmines that exist in today’s social media world.  And grasp how you can help students avoid those dangers – while respecting students’ right to privacy as well as protecting yourself and your schools from liability. Whether you are tech-savvy and tech-challenged these insights, practical strategies and best practices can be used to increase awareness with students, staff and parents.  Led by author and nationally known digital safety advocate, Richard Guerry, this webinar will feature specific methods and activities you can use to help students and professionals in your school to reduce the risk of victimization of students, staff and administrators from cyber-crime, digital exploitation, cyberbullying and other social media drama.

As a participant in this webinar you will also obtain information about the importance of school policy as it relates to student / teacher interaction via digital tools. You will also learn how to establish boundaries and consequences as they relate to student and teacher conduct with digital tools and social media – in and out of school.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Understanding common cyber-risks to today’s students (and how to teach them about these risks)
    • Cyberbullying
    • Cyberstalking
    • Exclusion & Ostracism
    • Malware
    • Flaming
    • Sexting
    • Sextortion
    • Denigration
    • Impersonation
    • Phishing
  • Outing & Trickery
  • Using a “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, faculty & parents
  • The 5 most common mistakes professionals make in helping students learn about cyber-safety.
  • Essential cyber-danger prevention strategies every educator should know
  • Integrating digital safety into the schoolwide curriculum
  • Developing a parent/child cyber-citizen contract and a school social-media policy
  • Encouraging a sustainable cyber-safety mindfulness in students
  • Instilling “The Golden Rule of the 21st Century”
  • Teaching children and adolescents the concept of “digital legacy”

Learning Objectives:

  • How to avoid the 5 most common mistakes educators make
  • Insights into dangerous digital situations and trends creating cyberdrama
  • How to help students reduce the risk of becoming a victim of harassment, cyberbullying, digital exploitation or social-media assault
  • Tips for using the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, staff and parents
  • Recommendations for discussing complex and ever-changing cyber-situations with students
  • How to create a “culture of digital consciousness™”
  • How to handle real-life cases involving digital dangers and dilemmas
  • Tips to teach safe online gaming

Who Should Attend:

  • School/Campus Administrators
  • SRO/Law Enforcement
  • Classroom Teachers
  • District Personnel
  • Social Workers (beginner to advanced)
  • School Counselors & Psychologists
  • Technology Coordinators
  • Cyber Safety Committee Members
  • Anti-Bullying Committee Members
  • Media Specialists
  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Community-based Youth Workers

You Will Also Receive:

To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.

About the Presenter:

Richard Guerry is a national public speaker and founder of the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication. At the height of the technology revolution, Richard served as an interactive marketing executive. In his tenure, he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed, and their content being stolen and exploited.

Richard now travels across the country speaking to digital users, young and old, regarding the importance of practicing a Digital Consciousness in every aspect of life to avoid any current – or future – digital disease.

Richard has been a featured speaker at many national conferences and conventions, including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the Internationally Bullying Prevention Association, and the National Symposium on Child Abuse. He has also appeared as an expert on CNN and MTV’s Thin Line Campaign, as well as in Parade Magazine and in local, regional, and international publications.


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