Cyberbullying Chat Today on The Motherhood

[This is a cross-post with Quirky-Tech.com]

I am very passionate about the dangers of cyberbullying and the importance of parents getting involved/being informed. Cyberbullying is different from the in-person bullying many of us grew up with because 1) it follows you to your school, your friend’s house, and your home, 2) it’s psychological more than physical, 3) rumors/lies/inappropriate pictures travel further and faster online, and can be around indefinitely, 4) it’s easier to perpetrate, regardless of your age and size.

Please join me this afternoon for a live, all-text Talk on The Motherhood, called Protecting Your Kids from Cyberbullying.  Should you monitor what your kids do online, or is that being invasive of their privacy?  What do you do if your kid is being cyberbullied and the school doesn’t do anything about it?  And cell phones – if you get one for your nine-year-old, will it increase the chance of her being cyberbullied? Join Elizabeth Englander, professor of psychology and founder and director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, to talk cyberbullying and what’s going on with your kids.

When: Monday, May 21, at noon ET.  We will chat for 30 minutes!

Where: On The Motherhood, right here – http://bit.ly/JXBBS8

Who: The all-text chat will be hosted by Elizabeth Englander, professor of psychology and founder and director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University.  Co-hosting are these fantastic women:

Co-host Twitter IDs:

@MorethanMommy
@techsavvymama
@Mommyality
@SAuerswald
@VictoriaEMason

Host Twitter IDs:

@ekenglander
@theMotherhood
@EmilyMcKhann
@CooperMunro

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