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UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention – Annual Conference

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

$35.00 - $75.00

Morning Keynote Speaker: Susan M. Swearer, Ph.D.
“Fostering Kindness: Using Technology to Combat Online Bullying”

Bullying and harassment are ubiquitous problems that affect individuals across the lifespan. Despite this widespread problem, solutions to bullying and harassment are fraught with many barriers. Barriers include societal norms that support bullying behaviors, lack of resources, time constraints, and focus on academic versus psychosocial outcomes. Hackathons, which are organized events designed to use technology to create solutions to societal problems, might be a powerful tool to combatting bullying and online harassment.
In the spring of 2017, Major League Hacking, Hack Harassment, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln co-hosted a hackathon with the specific goal of creating applications to curb online bullying and harassment. This keynote address will review the products created through #HackUNL and will advocate for the creative use of technology to curb online bullying and harassment.

Afternoon breakout sessions discussing strategies to address unique challenges of cyberbullying, creating a culture of kindness, bullying in the current political climate, and fostering inclusiveness.


September 28
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
$35.00 - $75.00
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Classics V Banquet Center
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, 14228 United States