Live Virtual Presentation
Supporting Youth Being Targeted by, Aggression, Cyberbullying, Threats, Hacks, and Violence
Anyone online can be a target of aggression, threats, hacks, and violence. Young people being more inquisitive of different online platforms and oftentimes more familiar with the internet than their primary caregivers can be at greater risk of having negative interactions. Sometimes simply deleting the message or blocking someone will not stop motivated targeted attacks. Emotional vulnerability is a legitimate risk to those who are still developing into adulthood. Young people may attempt to deal with these challenges themselves and not ask for help. When small online aggression becomes threats, safety concerns are real, even if the intention was false.
This program aims to help parents and caregivers support youth who may find themselves subject to various forms of aggression online. We will outline concerning signs to looks for. The diverse forms of aggression takes will be examined ranging from simple messages, threats of violence to more elaborate hacks. We will overview the support process during response and recovery periods in how you can most effetely help. Working with police, schools, and how to overcome barriers will be addressed. In extreme situations what are legal options available to you.
Many topics in the program are applicable to people of all ages who are being targeted