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Social Work Workshop - Cyber Bullying

6406| September 18, 2012

The Malone University Department of Social Work will present a workshop addressing the problem of cyber-bullying Friday, October 12, from 1 - 4 p.m. in room 106-C of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts.  Karen Slovak, Ph.D., associate professor of social work, will be the featured presenter. Professional social work clock hours will be provided to those who need/request them. Cost for the workshop is $30; an additional $10 fee will be assessed to those who desire social work clock hours. To register, contact Becky Albertson at onyoregfba+znybar+rqh. Those wishing to obtain clock hours must provide name and  their professional license number when registering.

So what is this thing called cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is a new twist on the old problem of bullying among youth. Bullying that has been taken to the stage of the internet, phones, and other interface brings into question the old adage of "sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me." Cyber bullying can cause emotional, psychological, and physical turmoil among youth.

This workshop will cover the topic of cyber bullying and present current information on the topic as well as resources to tackle the issue. The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Discuss the importance of cyber bullying among youth including the culture of technology and youth.
  • Provide the definition for cyber bullying and present specific types of this behavior.
  • Present an overview of the statistics of cyberbullying as well as current research on frequency, demographics, ages and gender, impact.
  • Discuss current example of technology and bullying.
  • Present environmental and developmental factors that support cyber bullying.
  • Provide an overview of the latest Ohio law.
  • Present prevention and intervention information and resources.
  • Discuss current barriers in addressing cyber bullying. 

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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