‘Cyberslammed’ author shares tips

Nov 21, 2012
“Cyberslammed” authors Vinitha Nair, left, and Kay Stephens.

Rockland — Kay Stephens, co-author of “Cyberslammed,” will offer a cyberbullying presentation titled How To Fight Against Six Types of Digital Harassment Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. This is a rescheduling of Oct. 30 talk that was canceled by superstorm Sandy.

Stephens is a Midcoast author whose cyberbullying prevention book, co-authored with Vinitha Nair, was launched this fall under the sponsorship of Time Warner Cable. Coinciding with Maine's first cyberbullying law enacted this summer, which requires schools to implement policies to address bullying/cyberbullying, the book informs parents and educators of six specific cyberbullying tactics young people are using  (including “sexting” and anonymous aggression) and how to understand, prevent, combat and transform each tactic. The take-away lessons for parents and educators of teens in grades 5 to 12 grade are timely and highly informative.

The book will be available for purchase. For more information, visit cyberslammed.com. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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