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Behind the Screen: Cyberbullying and the Power of Social Media in Students’ Lives

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Rosalind Wiseman, Best-selling Author, Educator, and Thought Leader, Founder of Cultures of Dignity
Sponsored by The Meemic Foundation
Co-hosted by Illinois Computing Educators and Big Deal Media


If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Taking Action Against Bullying community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

What does a student’s selfie pose tell you about them? How can we enable students to manage the inevitable conflicts that go back and forth between their real lives and their lives on social media? What is the difference between cyberbullying and conflict that occurs online? How can educators effectively guide young people when they are in conflict online?

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month. In this edWebinar with Rosalind Wiseman, a renowned thought leader, author, and spokesperson on the subject of cyberbullying and social media. This presentation will help you understand the power of social media conflicts in students’ lives and provide valuable information on anti-cyberbullying efforts.

In this program, Rosalind helps teachers and administrators understand critical insights on how students use social media, and the common drives that lead to conflict and bullying. She shares insights based on focus groups and interviews with young people around the country. Learn how she tracks the new cultural landscape for both boy and girl worlds and its impact on their self-esteem, identity, and decision making.

Rosalind highlights why educators’ efforts to communicate with young people about social media (especially for students grades four through eight) can be so challenging, and provide educators with effective alternatives so students don’t shut down and disengage so easily. This recorded presentation will be valuable for any educator who is concerned about bullying prevention, cyberbullying and students’ use of social media.

Rosalind WisemanAbout the Presenter

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college: helping communities shift the way we think about children’s and teens’ emotional and physical well-being. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she is in constant dialogue and collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens. Rosalind is the founder of Cultures of Dignity and the author of the flexible, dynamic curriculum, Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice. She also is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls; and Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World.

Join the Taking Action Against Bullying community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, view past edWebinars, take a quiz to receive a CE certificate for a past edWebinar, and access free resources.


The Meemic Foundation


The Meemic Foundation was founded in 1992 to provide quality support to educators for their classrooms through dedicated grant funding. In the last 3 years alone, The Meemic Foundation has provided over a million dollars in classroom grant funding.



 Illinois Computing Educators


The mission of Illinois Computing Educators is to lead the educational community in enhancing learning through technology.




big deal media logoThe Big Deal Media mission is to save every educator time and money while identifying top-quality resources for schools and classrooms. Big Deal Media is a content-rich collection of print and electronic publications that offer the information and tools K-12 educators need—all vetted through the prism of the curriculum.

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