‘Cyberbullying’ tactics shared at Belfast library

Jan 03, 2013
“Cyberslammed” authors Vinitha Nair, left, and Kay Stephens

Belfast — Kay Stephens, co-author of “Cyberslammed,” a book sponsored by Time Warner Cable, will deliver a presentation Tuesday, Jan. 15 for adults on how to identify and prevent the six most common types of cyberbullying teens are dealing with today. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Cyberbullying is much more than just mean texts and emails. Stephens will deliver a one-hour presentation to parents and educators of teens in fifth- to 12th grades touching on the most common cyberbullying tactics described in the book, including “sexting” and several forms of anonymous aggression. She will demonstrate how to identify each tactic and share prevention tips from cyberbullying experts, law enforcement, attorneys and educators.

Featured on Portland TV's "207" and Time Warner Cable's "Your Magazine," the book is starting to gain statewide attention as a resource in conjunction with Maine's new law requiring all schools to have a formal policy and training around bullying/cyberbullying. It will be available for purchase. For more information, visit cyberslammed.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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