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Hamilton’s Get Connected offers talk on cyberbullying

The Hamilton School District’s Get Connected Parent Network invites parents to hear from John Jordan, Ph.D., who will speak on “Cyberbullying: What It Is and Why It Happens” Nov. 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be at Templeton Middle School, N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.

Attend this presentation to learn about the relatively new phenomenon of cyberbullying, including why it has arisen so quickly and violently among teen populations. Hear about strategies for parents and teens to help protect themselves from cyberbullying, and tips for using the Internet more safely and enjoyably.

Jordan is an associate professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His award-winning research addresses how modern communication technologies, like the Internet, have an impact on everyday personal and communal lives. His work focuses in particular on promoting a greater understanding of how communication processes can improve our ability to navigate the complex and confounding problems often encountered in cyberspace, both online and offline.

The Get Connected Parent Network helps parents navigate children through their school years by providing:

  • age-appropriate information;
  • networking with other parents;
  • presentations from professionals; and
  • guidance and support.

Get Connected is sponsored by the Parent and Community Triangle, a partnership between the Hamilton School District, Sussex-area Outreach Services and community parents. Funding and support provided by United Way of Waukesha County “Helping Kids Succeed” initiative.

For more information, please contact Get Connected Coordinator Kristin Hasbrook at (262) 246-1973 x1128.