Girl Scout Council to host relational aggression seminar March 26
The increased exposure to a variety of social media puts teenage girls at greater risk for online or text message bullying, commonly known today as cyberbullying. This type of bullying and other forms of relational aggression will be addressed by experts in their field during a one-day seminar hosted by Girl Scouts Louisiana East, and funded in part by the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund. The Girl Bullying – Awareness to Action seminar is being held Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center.
“While parents, teachers, and health care professionals continue to see the negative effects of relational aggression among children and teens, many adults are without the knowledge or skills needed to provide assistance in dealing with bullying,” said Yvette Hairston, vice president of membership for Girl Scouts Louisiana East. “This conference will give adults insight into the hidden world of relational aggression and situational tools that can help girls today.”
According to a survey by i-SAFE Inc., a leader in internet safety education, 58 percent of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online with more than four out of 10 experiencing it more than once. Bullying negatively affects not only a child’s physical, emotional, and social well being; it has an adverse affect on academics as well. Instead of concentrating on school work, kids spend time worrying about what will happen to them at recess, in the cafeteria, or on the way home.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Allan L. Beane, internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author on bullying, will present true stories of victims, as well as his son’s personal story. Dr. Beane developed the curriculum for The Bully Free Program which is used in schools throughout the United States and in over 12 countries.
Registration is required with a pre-registration fee of $50 per person or $75 for onsite registration. Click here to register for the seminar and for a schedule of activities. For more information, contact Yvette Hairston at 504-733-8220, ext. 2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.