The Stop Cyberbullying Coalition Roundtable
Senate Building - Russell SR325 October 13, 2009 Noon – 4pm
11:30 - Noon Participants sign in and pickup box lunches. Event begins promptly at noon. Our thanks to Build-A-Bear Workshop for generously sponsoring lunch.
12:00 – 12:10 Parry Aftab welcomes participants and Teenangels share some cyberbullying and sexting harassment-related statistics
12:10 – 12:20 Debbie Johnston shares Jeffrey’s story. Jeff took his own life after 2 years or cyberbullying torment, at the age of 15. Through her hard work, Florida adopted “The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act” which requires schools in the state to adopt policies to discourage bullying in person and online.
12:20 – 12:30 Cynthia Logan speaks about her ongoing fight to teach schools how to handle sexting-related harassment among students. Her 18-year old daughter, Jessie Logan, tried desperately to teach others the risks of sexting after her private nude image to her 19-year old boyfriend was broadcast to more than 1000 people. After no one would help her, she took her own life. Cynthia is working tirelessly with WiredSafety to help stiffen sexting-related harassment penalties while reducing the criminal penalties for taking and sharing consensual nude images of minors as a registered sex offense.
12:30 – 1:30 Panel One – Knowing Your Audience: During this panel, experts in the field will address the various stakeholder groups that must be involved to address cyberbullying effectively. Leading entertainment companies, teen viral marketing experts, preteen brands, educators, teens and advocacy groups will explore what they know and are doing and how we can all learn to reach the right audiences with meaningful messages. Q&A will take place during each of the panels.
1:30 – 2:30 Panel Two: Safety, Laws, Best Practices and Policy: Law enforcement leaders, policy experts, governmental agencies, chief technology officers, privacy and security experts and technology advisors explore the limits and importance of laws, which laws are the right ones, where can technology fill the gap and what they do to protect their users from cyberbullying risks.
2:30- 2:45 Break and a chance for audience participants to share their comments. (Cards will be given to each participant to submit questions for the panelists and to propose items they want to share with the entire group. They will be picked up regularly during the program. The WiredMom Twitter team will be collecting tweets submitted to “wiremoms” for the panelists.) Our thanks once again to Build-A-Bear Workshop for sponsoring the coffee break.
2:45 – 3:45 Panel Three: The Lay of the Land and Playing Nicely With Others: What is already being done and what can we learn from those who have begun to address cyberbullying? Leaders from the Internet industry, advocacy groups, technology providers, teens and educators will share information about the current landscape and where we need to go next. Those who have created and managed meaningful coalitions will share how they got past the “This is mine! Don’t touch that! I can do it all alone!” mentality that has plagued so many cybersafety initiatives in the past.
3:45 – 4:00 Parry Aftab will wrap up the event with a summary of what we have learned, next steps and a proposed action plan for the StopCyberbullying Coalition. A next event will be proposed and the Teenangels will challenge the participants to do even more to Stop Cyberbullying.