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First Savvy Parent Session - Internet & Cyber Safety

We have set the date for our first Wood Acres Savvy Parent session on Tuesday, November 10th at 10am and 6:30pm. Our topic will be timely and serious - Internet and Cyber Safety: What are the 3 behaviors that put your child at most risk for online victimization?

We will host both a morning and evening session so not one family has to miss this outstanding opportunity right on our own campus.

The workshop will identify the real risks that youth face from various digital technologies (based on research rather than the media) and empower parents with the tools they need to “parent in the digital world.” Topics include: 

  • The digital divide between youth and adults
  • Teens and Technology
  • Behaviors that put youth at risk online including sexting
  • Protecting your online reputation
  • Cyber Bullying – what’s the big deal?

Our presenter, Dr. Patricia W. Agatston, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Prevention Specialist with the Cobb County School District’s Prevention/Intervention Center in Marietta, Georgia. A founding board member for SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Agatston received the Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention’s VIP Award in 2005.

Dr. Agatston is co-author of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age with Robin Kowalski, Ph.D., and Susan Limber, Ph.D. that was recently published by Wiley - Blackwell Publishers. She is also co-author of the Cyber Bullying Curriculum for Grades 6–12 and the Cyber Bullying Prevention Curriculum for Grades 3-5.

Dr. Agatston is a nationally certified trainer and technical assistance consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. She has been quoted in articles on cyber bullying in The Washington Post, and Time Magazine, and has appeared on local and national radio and television to discuss cyber bullying and other youth online high risk behavior. She was a participant in the CDC’s Expert Panel on Electronic Media and Youth Violence, and has presented nationally and internationally on cyber bullying.

We are so fortunate to have Dr. Agatston come to our campus. Look for more details later on the site.