What You Will Learn

If you think what happens on social media isn’t as important as what happens in your school, think again!  Students are struggling with many different issues leading them to reveal valuable “pieces of the puzzle” online, and you need these pieces of the puzzle to assure a safe school and a positive school climate! Learn about how social media has and continues to play a vital role in tragic school incidents and why educators need to know what students are seeing, thinking and doing online if you’re ever going to be able to help them cope and prevent tragedies and incidents before they occur!

Teachers may be the first line of defense against the social media damage that is being done on many fronts. ABC News recently ran a story on how gang members use Twitter, Facebook and You Tube to promote violence and to recruit members. A national study found school violence threats increased 158 percent year-over-year with the increase attributed to use of electronic devices and social media. Beyond threats of violence the issue of just what kids may be doing to each other online has drawn increased focus. Text messaging, email and social media have opened up new ways for students to interact much of which ends in someone being victimized. In 2016, two middle school girls in Florida were arrested for sending texts to a classmate encouraging her to kill herself which, tragically, she did.

During this 90-minute webinar, Rick Shaw a nationally known speaker and founder of Awareity, a leading provider of web-based incident management and prevention tools  will delve into how student safety and achievement are impacted by social media. He will look at how educators can know what is happening and if social media is impacting a student. Discover what social media leakage is and how schools are collecting and reviewing the “leakage.” Shaw will discuss at-risk individuals how to identify them and monitor them to keep them safe from harmful social media exposure.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Understand how social media has played into past tragic events and how we can learn from these in the future.
  • Involve other members of the school and community when issues or concerns arise.
  • Identify students who may be causing trouble or experiencing trouble online and what to do if you see these signs
  • Assess the impact of social media on student safety and achievement
  • Determine if social media is impacting a student and how to address it.

Who should attend:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • School Resource Officers
  • Social Workers
  • Safety & Security Directors

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Rick Shaw progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

Single User
Grade Levels: 3-12

Unlimited Access DVD
Grade Levels: 3-12

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Rick Shaw
About the Presenter

Rick Shaw is the Founder, CEO and CDO of Awareity Inc. a developer of innovative, web-based and award-winning prevention platform for students, employees and communities. He has more than 20 years of experience performing numerous types of assessments (threat, compliance, physical, information security, social media and others), with a focus on prevention processes across multiple industries and types of threats.  Rick's experiences combined with extensive research using post-event reports, lawsuits and surveys has helped expose the most dangerous disconnects and potential liabilities facing schools (including new threats related to social media).

In addition to working with organizational leaders, Rick has been called upon to speak at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, South Korea and Japan for his expertise in safety (student, employee, third-party, community, etc.) and prevention.  He utilizes evidence-based data from hundreds of post-event reports and extensive research to expose each point where proper preventive tactics were possible in most incidents and tragedies. 

Rick's passion is student and child safety, and he leads an extensive research effort at Awareity to help educational leaders understand the need for comprehensive and proven prevention solutions to improve student safety and to prevent escalating consequences related to sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, campus violence, suicide, human trafficking, homegrown terrorism and alcohol/drug abuse.