Virtual Professional Development Session – Bullying and Cyberbullying: Social Media and Online Safety

Wednesday 19 April 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT, online (USA)


Bullying and cyberbullying are unfortunately becoming prevalent among youth and many adults worldwide. In the U.S., bullying law overlaps with discriminatory harassment which is covered under the federal civil rights laws and enforced by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Such acts are frequently based on race, national origin, color, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), age, disability, or religion.

According to, cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.

Why is bullying and cyberbullying becoming a normal occurrence with youth and culture today? In this professional development session, we will examine some of the root causes of bullying, cyberbullying, hate speech, supremacist cultures, ethics violations, and other acts that violate human rights. We will present Social and Emotional strategies to help prevent bullying and learn about agencies and curriculum to help develop a culture of care in education.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Academic Program Director of the Master of Arts in Social and Emotional Learning at National University has been trained by the Antidefamation League (ADL) of San Diego on techniques that address bullying and cyberbullying.


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