National Centre Against Bullying: 2010 Conference Outcomes

Sun, May 16, 2010

Events & Conferences

The National Center Against Bullying held its 2010 Annual Conference in Melborne, Australia, on April 8-10, 2010: “Navigating the Maze: Cybersafety and Wellbeing Solutions for Schools.”  The conference attracted some of the top global experts on cyberbullying, including Profs. Shaheen Shariff, Donna Cross, Ken Rigby, and Marilyn Campbell, and Mr. Bill Belsey.  The conference offered an informative, entertaining and thought-provoking two-day conference focusing on … 

  • What is cybersafety and why it matters and why it matters to students and families?
  • New research from Australia and overseas on cybersafety and cyberbullying.
  • Approaches to address and manage cyber risks in the school community
  • and more

The Conference gave evidence-based information and strategies about cyber safety, how to use the new technologies to enhance learning, and ways to improve student wellbeing.  More information can be found at the NCAB 2010 Conference website.

A preliminary set of conference “outcomes” has been provided, which include the importance of:

  • Early intervention
  • Training teachers
  • An appropriate legal framework
  • Increased focus on school transition
  • A whole-school approach
  • A whole-community approach
  • Young people to be part of the solution
  • Technology to be part of the solution
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