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Join us for a Hootsuite Hootup on Cyberbullying!

pink-day-stickerCyberbullying and Youth: What are we really talking about?

With unprecedented access to technology, young people today are carrying the internet in their pockets and communicating with their peers more than ever before. But what happens when their behaviour turns negative and schoolyard bullying moves online? Educators report that cyberbullying is as big an issue as smoking and drugs among youth today. Anonymity and peer pressure can fuel negative online behaviour with severe and often tragic consequences. But where does this behaviour start? What are the various forms and consequences of cyberbullying? Most importantly, what are we supposed to do about it?

Join YWCA Metro Vancouver and Hootsuite for an interactive panel discussion with a group of experts, who will answer these questions. In honour of Pink Shirt Day, we will explore themes surrounding cyberbullying and discuss solutions for parents, teachers, youth workers and peers to help mitigate the harmful impacts cyberbullying has on youth today.

When & Where

Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

HootSuite Media, Inc. (@Hootsuite @Hootup)

5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R6

Moderator

Janet Austin, CEO YWCA Metro Vancouver (@YWCAVAN)

Panelists

Sioned Dyer, Mentorship Coordinator, Youth Facilitator. YWCA Metro Vancouver

Jesse Miller, Founder, Mediated Reality

Sgt. Mathias Van Laer, E Division RCMP Integrated Child Exploitation

Agenda

5:30 – 6:00: Registration

6:00 – 6:30: Mingling / networking / refreshments

6:30 – 7:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 : Wrap up

To register now, CLICK HERE.

We hope to see you there for this important conversation! #pinkshirtday

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