Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Free Cybersafety and Cyberbullying workshop, 04/29/09 at GCC

Genesee Region Teacher Center

Addressing Cybersafety and Cyberbullying

Genesee Community College
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
7 pm- 8:15 pm
T 102
No charge

Presented by Dr James Colt
Co-coordinator of School Safety and Security
Monroe BOCES #1

The audience for this workshop would be GCC students and faculty, pre-k through grade 16 teachers and administrators, law enforcement and interested community members.

Did you know that….

- In kindergarten and 1st grade, 48% interact on websites
- In 2nd- 3rd grades, 38% report being exposed to material that made them uncomfortable
- In 4th-6th grades, a lot of social networking goes on and they post personal and potentially exploited material about themselves online
- In 7th-9th grades, 42% have spoken to an on-line stranger, 39% have posted a photo of themselves, 14% reported that they had communicated about sexual things, 8% have been asked for nude photos of themselves and have been exposed to nude photos.
- In 10th-12th grades, 48% have chatted with strangers, 14% have accepted invitations to meet strangers, 21% have admitted using the computer to cheat on school assignments, 16% have experienced cyberbullying

This information is from a survey given to 40,000 local k-12 grade students in the Rochester area in 2007. Questions were developed by Dr Sam McQuade, author of several books on this topic.

If you have questions, please call the Teacher Center at 591-0400 x2103

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