The regional professional learning session will introduce educators to specific, pragmatic school climate intitives that they can implement in their schools. Join colleagues from across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to learn how to marshal the powers of peer influence and school culture to curtail peer conflict, harassment, and other problem behaviors whether they are over text, social media, or gamming platforms. A positive school climate can improve connectedness, belongingness, morale, peer respect, and ethical decision-making.
Our presenter for this session, Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He has written seven books, and his interdisciplinary research is widely published and cited in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. As a noted speaker and expert on teens and social media use, Dr. Hinduja also trains students, educators, parents, mental health professionals, and other youth workers how to promote the positive use of technology. Dr. Hinduja is also the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bullying Prevention.