October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention are offering two free webinars focused on important topics related to bullying prevention.
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools
Too often, tragic stories of young people dying by suicide headline the news. Often the media link these suicide deaths directly to bullying behaviors. The deaths of these young people devastate families, schools, and communities. As school staff in daily contact with these youth, you are uniquely affected by these events and may feel pressure to help prevent them in the future. There are positive steps schools can take to create safe and supportive environments for all students.
The purpose of this webinar is to (1) help you better understand the relationship between bullying and suicide; (2) discuss how different groups, such as sexual minority youth, are differentially affected by bullying and suicide; and (3) identify concrete strategies, based on the latest science, to improve the ability of schools to prevent and respond to bullying and suicide.
Internet Safety and Cyberbullying: Keeping Kids Safe
This is the first webinar in a two-part series hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, this webinar series is a collaborative effort by DOJ, the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC).
This webinar focuses on internet safety and cyberbullying. The FTC will delve into the principles of good digital citizenship, internet safety on the go, and aspects of socializing online. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will then explore apps that prey on children, share recent criminal cases, educate audience members about tools to keep children safe online, and highlight the consequences of cyberbullying. A question and answer session will follow each presenter.
The second webinar will be held on November 20th and feature expert insights from the FBI and the ICAC Task Force on sextortion and sexting. Please stay tuned for more information about this webinar in the weeks to come.