Education Northwest

Cyberbullying: What Educators and Parents Should Know and Do

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Webinar Recording


Webinar PowerPoint Presentation

Resources from Dr. Waggoner and Dr. Merk of University of Portland

Social Media and Cyberbullying Terms

Join the Region X Equity Assistance Center and the University of Portland for a free webinar on what schools and parents should know and do about cyberbullying.

As students have more access to electronic media, cyberbullying and other forms of electronic aggression have grown—and so have the harmful effects on students’ learning and social-emotional well-being. This webinar will provide up-to-date information about cyberbullying, including:

  • The common forms of cyberbullying, how it harms students, and warning signs that a student may be the target of cyberbullying
  • How educators and parents can prevent or intervene in cyberbullying situations and what responses may actually worsen the bullying problem
  • When cyberbullying becomes harassment and the legal responsibilities of schools to protect and intervene in harassment situations

The webinar will also offer technical assistance resources to help schools and parents reduce cyberbullying.


The webinar is intended for teachers, administrators, school counselors, behavior specialists, and other education stakeholders who are concerned about bullying in their schools or districts. Parents are also encouraged to attend to learn about this growing problem.


Dr. Jacqueline Waggoner and Dr. Hillary Merk of University of Portland will discuss current cyberbullying research, and how schools can prevent cyberbullying and other forms of electronic aggression.

Ms. Joyce Harris, director of the Region X Equity Assistance Center, will provide information about civil rights protections for students targeted by cyberbullying and the legal responsibilities of schools to prevent and intervene in harassment situations.


Dr. Vicki Nishioka provides technical assistance on bullying and harassment for the Region X Equity Assistance Center. She has extensive experience in program development, consultation, and evaluation in school safety, bullying/harassment, alternatives to suspensions/expulsions, and evidence-based violence prevention practices. She has published articles, book chapters, and research reports in the areas of education and school aggression including an IES Issues & Answers report Student-Reported Overt and Relational Aggression and Victimization in Grades 3–8. Before joining Education Northwest, Nishioka taught classroom and behavior management courses at the University of Oregon.


If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Diane Peterson, 503.275.0655, at Education Northwest.