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Northshore hosts cyberbullying workshop

As more students use computers, Web sites and cell phones, bullying has taken a step into the electronic age. Parents are invited to learn how to prevent their child from being a cyberbully or the victim of one in a free workshop from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5 in Room 60 at the Northshore School District Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell. No child care provided. Pre-registration required at www.nsd.org

One study showed that 32 percent of all teenagers who use the Internet say that they have been targets of a range of annoying and potentially menacing online behaviors. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying continues off school grounds and outside the school day. What can parents, administrators and teachers do? Find out from Shelby Reynolds, instructional technology manager with the Northshore School District.

• What are cyberbullying and cyberthreats?

• What are the risks and concerns for students?

• Why do kids cyberbully?

• What methods are kids using to bully online?

• What does the research say — how much of a problem is this and who’s affected the most?

• What can parents do?

• What does the law say we can do to prevent or address cyberbullying issues at school?

• What can technology support professionals do to help?

For information and to register, go to www.nsd.org and click on Community Schools on the left side of the page, select Registration Now Open and click on Parent Education.

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