National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month shines a light on the seriousness and increasing prevalence of bullying in our schools and online. There are ways that educators and parents can equip themselves to address bullying, both through a better understanding of the roots and characteristics of bullying, and with strategies to address it.
Please join the following panelists as they establish an understanding of bullying, provide context for how the digital landscape has impacted and amplified bullying, and share recommendations for interventions:
- Dance therapy professor Dr. Nancy Beardall, who created a curriculum for the Newton Public Schools that addresses intolerance and bullying through the arts
- Psychology professor Dr. Diana Direiter, who has worked extensively with youth who have experienced trauma and domestic violence
- Education professor Dr. Susan Patterson, who teaches educational technology, including a cyberbullying course.
Education professor Dr. David Nurenberg, a longtime middle and high school educator, will moderate the discussion.
The panelists will also address how students with disabilities may be more vulnerable to bullying than their neurotypical peers, and discuss ways that educators and parents can address considerations for this population.
Please feel bring to bring your lunch and your questions, and join us for this important conversation.
Can't make it to the event? Follow along on the live stream.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: University Hall Amphitheater, Room 2-150, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge 02140
Live stream: www.facebook.com/LesleyUniversity
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