Cyberbullying – a pre-teen or teen teasing, humiliating, threatening or targeting another using digital media such as Facebook or texting – is a troubling social phenomenon receiving much attention in the news media lately. Albert Wisner Public Library will offer a program on cyberbullying on Wednesday, November 17th from 6:30-7:50pm in the Storytime Room, off the Children's Room.
The program will be led by Denyse Altman Variano and Suzan Sussman, educators for Cornell Cooperative Extension – Orange County, in the area of Human Development & Family Studies. Working in close coordination with Orange County early childhood centers, schools, health and human service agencies, the faith community, area businesses and service organizations, Denyse and Suzan offer prevention-based education programs and training to individuals, families and educators.
This program will be an interactive presentation, including videos designed for teens and group discussion. Topics covered will include causes and consequences of cyberbullying; how to prevent it; how to handle it if it occurs; teens’ and parents’ roles in addressing it effectively.
All interested adults and teens of the Warwick Valley Central School District are invited. Please register by calling the Library’s Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3, or by stopping by the Help Desk at the Library.