This presentation addresses ongoing Internet safety issues affecting children, such as sexting and cyberbullying. Due to the widespread availability of the Internet and mobile technology, the sky-high hormone levels of young people, and the difficulty that they can have understanding the consequences of their decisions, sexting and cyberbullying incidents are occurring among tweens and teens all over the U.S. Media stories and statistics are used throughout the webinar to illustrate these behaviors. Participants are also introduced to invaluable, free safety resources from NetSmartz Workshop that are easily implemented to help teach children, tweens, and teens how to stay safer online and avoid these situations.
This presentation addresses ongoing Internet safety issues affecting children, such as sexting and cyberbullying. Participants are also introduced to invaluable, free safety resources from NetSmartz Workshop that are easily implemented to help teach children, tweens, and teens how to stay safer online and avoid these situations.
Who Should Attend
School library professionals and those interested in the topic.
Laurie Nathan is the Senior Manager of National Outreach and Partnerships for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and brings a background in child abuse prevention to the fight against child endangerment. Laurie analyzed Internet-related child exploitation cases and worked closely with law enforcement to have them resolved while working as a staff analyst in the Exploited Child Division at NCMEC. As the Director of Programs at Prevent Child Abuse she focused on child abuse prevention campaigns for the Washington, D.C. area. Most recently, Laurie’s focus has been on spreading awareness of the importance of child safety prevention. She has presented on this issue at many national educator and law enforcement conferences hosted by such organizations as the National Sheriffs’ Association, National Association of School Resource Officers, National Association of School Nurses, and Association for Middle Level Education. Laurie is an alumna of Emory University in Atlanta, GA where she graduated with highest honors in Psychology.
Access to this webinar archive is complimentary.
How to Register
No registration is required.
Internet connection and web browser.