Motivate Responsible Use of Technology to Prevent Digital Bullying, Exploitation & Abuse
Last year ten high school seniors had their admissions to Harvard rescinded after they posted offensive memes to an online chat group. Students love social media. Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Tumblr are all here to stay and actually provide great avenues for students to connect with friends and to engage with the world at large. The upside to these platforms is huge but there are also risks and dangers that can derail students – as in the cases of those students who were planning to be Ivy Leaguers.
In this 90-minute webinar, Richard Guerry, Executive Director of IROC2 (the Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communications), will explore how educators can teach responsible use of any digital tool – current or future – to students. He will help you impress the importance of digital legacy upon students so they’ll understand how their digital actions today will be used to shape and identify who they are well into the future.
There is no magic button to eliminate all digital abuse in schools, but there are ways to reduce it, bring accountability to those who create it and empower those who wish to avoid it. This webinar will provide real-world solutions and recommendations for prevention that teachers will be able to implement in their classrooms. Attendees will learn to eliminate the myths of “anonymity,” “social privacy” and “ephemeral technologies” to help create a positive environment.
- Discover the importance of teaching students the concept of “digital legacy.”
- Learn to use the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students.
- Master ways to integrate digital safety into class and schoolwide curricula.
- Become familiar with ways to implement a cyber-citizen contract and school social media policy.
- Discover how to cultivate sustainable cyber-safety mindfulness in students.
Who Should Attend
- School Counselors
- Principals and Administrators
- At-Risk Coordinators
- Social Workers (all levels)
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: RICHARD GUERRY
Richard Guerry is the Founder of IROC2 (the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication). At the height of the technology revolution, Richard served as an interactive marketing executive, where he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed. As the father of two young children, and an avid user of digital technology himself, ten years ago he decided to focus his energies on a different area of technology – what he calls “Digital Consciousness.”
As the Executive Director of IROC2, he now travels across the country speaking to digital users, young and old, regarding the importance of practicing 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 including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Association, and the National Symposium on Child Abuse. He has also appeared as a digital safety expert on various media outlets like CNN, Radio Disney and MTV. He is the author of Public and Permanent™, Cyman Learns Cyber Smarts & Dangers and Cyman Learns Gaming Smarts & Dangers.