Bullying is an issue that impacts nearly every teenager, whether they or a friend have been the target of harassment online or offline. Asked about the issue of cyberbullying, 63% of teens, according to a Pew Research Center survey, feel that online harassment is a “major problem.” As the largest teen-focused social network in the U.S., After School takes bullying prevention seriously and is collaborating with nonprofits, students, teachers, and other social networks to put an end to it.
After School’s Vice President Jeff Collins will join #ICANHELP’s Matt Soeth for the 15th annual International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) Conference. Jeff and Matt will be hosting an interactive poster session titled, How to Effectively Manage Cyberbullying Incidents with Collaboration. Participants will be guided through three scenarios that cover examples of social media issues that frequently occur in schools. Topics explored will include cyberbullying, threats of gun violence, and self digital harm.
Keynote speakers scheduled to speak at the conference include Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., a diversity expert, and Monica Lewinsky. In addition to the keynote speakers, 1,000 participants will explore 40 workshops, an exhibit hall, poster sessions, research panels and more. The conference is intended to inspire “dialogue, learning, and exploration of topics critical to schools, agencies, and individuals dedicated to bullying prevention.”
The 2018 IBPA Conference will take place November 5-7. If interested in learning more, visit here.