Worried about Cyberbullying?

Presentation On Preventing Six Cyberbullying Tactics at Jackson Memorial Library Nov. 14 at 6:30 PM

Kay Stephens, a Maine co-author of a new cyberbullying book sponsored by Time Warner Cable called Cyberslammed, will deliver a presentation at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor for adults on how to identify and prevent the six most common types of cyberbullying teens are dealing with today. 

As National Bullying Prevention Month draws to a close, at least three teenagers worldwide have committed suicide in connection to cyberbullying, including, most recently, Irish teen Erin Gallager, who took her life after enduring "vicious online bullying." One of the tactics used to torment Gallagher is addressed in Stephens' book, called a "Digital Pile On." It can happen to anyone and will be discussed in the presentation. The book informs parents and educators of other most common cyberbullying tactics kids are using  (including Sexting and anonymous aggression) and how to understand, prevent,combat and transform each tactic. The take-away lessons for parents and educators of teens in 5th to 12th grade are timely and highly informative. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D, a past contributor to Pop! Tech says: "If you have a teen or need to deal with online harassment, this book will do wonders. Practical exercises, tech tactics, and teen vocabulary help you understand the mindset of a bully." The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The book will also be available for purchase. For more information: www.cyberslammed.com