2013 Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance Available
Mark Your Calendar for the 10th annual International Bullying Prevention Conference which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Nashville, TN—November 10-12, 2013.
Federal Anti Bullying Law News
Below is a link to an article by Deborah Temkin and Kerry Kennedy in support of the Federal Anti Bullying Law. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kerry-kennedy/the-time-is-now-for-a-fed_b_2813122.html
The Safe Schools Improvement Act was originally introduced in 2011 and died in committee but has now been introduced again in the senate Feb. 28th, 2013. You can read the entire text of the bill here:http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s506/text
IBPA Announces Webinar Series
In response to member’s requests for additional information on specific topics, IBPA is now offering 5 webinars on topics which include; Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, Supporting and Empowering Bullied Youth: Building Safety, Connections and Resiliency, Using Sports as a Gateway to Bullying Prevention Education, Awareness and Training, Bullying in the 21st Century-What Service Providers Need to Know and the Legal Issues of Cyber Bullying.
Each webinar is a live 60 minute call that members and non-members are invited to join. Webinars are free to IBPA members and $25 each for non-members. For dates and times of the webinars go to: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=bpspj
2012 IBPA Conference Review
This year’s International Bullying Prevention Association conference was a great success! Just under 700 professionals came together in beautiful Kansas City to share ideas, learn new strategies and hear about the latest research about bullying prevention. Participants came from 24 different countries and many different
settings in communities. Keynote presenters touched all of us with their messages while experts shared specific strategies in workshops throughout the two days. Exhibitors and sponsors were on hand to share information about services and products to support bullying prevention efforts. From the youth panel that was enlightening, to the dessert reception that we all found a favorite dessert at; the opportunities to share and network were plentiful. Thank you for taking time from your work to come and join us for the conference.
--Rodger Dinwiddie, President, International Bullying Prevention Association
We would like to thank the sponsors that helped to make the conference possible:
Professional Development Network of Greater Kansas City, Talk About It, Cable in the Classroom, Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at the Windber Research Institute, Hazelden, Facebook, Cartoon Network, Sprigeo, Jackson County COMBAT and the Helen S. Boylan Foundation.
Handouts and PowerPoint presentations have been posted at www.stopbullyingworld.org (under the conference information tab) for many of the sessions. They will be moved to the members’ only section after Dec. 15th so make sure to download them. Members can continue toaccess them and view/download handouts from last year’s sessions using their members only login.
If you have not joined the International Bullying Prevention Association as of yet, please visit www.stopbullyingworld.org to join this important non-profit organization.
The International Bullying Prevention Association
is a Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization under
§501(c)3 of the United States Tax Code.