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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cyberbullying Event

Hello Ventana Vista Families!

I wanted to forward some information for an upcoming event addressing cyberbullying that I think many of you would be interested in. Next month Esperero Middle School is hosting a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Sheri Bauman entitled “The Growing Concern of Cyberbullying: An Update to Protect Our School Community.” Cyberbullying is an all-too common issue already creeping vastly into elementary schools, that unfortunately is predicted to intensify as students age and technology becomes even more dominant in their everyday interactions.

I can speak with firsthand knowledge in saying that Dr. Bauman is the guru of knowledge surrounding bullying, especially cyberbullying. She is the lead director of the Counseling & Mental Health program at the University of Arizona (and my former adviser!), and has worked in (and outside of) schools with children both as a school counselor and clinic psychologist. Her research specialty is in bullying, peer victimization, and teacher responses to bullying. Her list of national/international conference presentations and publications is endless- she truly is one of, if not the most knowledgeable professional in the field today on these topics. If you are free on the evening of February 5th, I would highly recommend going to hear her speak on these topics!

Please see the flyer below if you are interested, want to learn more, or wish to RSVP.

              Please RSVP at by 2/3/15 in order to take part!