Addressing Cyberbullying Year Round: What an Award-Winning Journalist Can Teach Your Students

Past Webinar | October 24, 2022

Did you know that over half of students who experience cyberbullying find it difficult to pay attention in class? Over time, they can become less motivated, less confident, and more likely to skip school.

However, 57% of bullying incidents stop within 10 seconds when another person speaks up. As educators, we can support student well-being and academic success by encouraging and equipping students to take a stand against cyberbullying all year long.

But how?

Sarah Spain, an award-winning sports journalist who is no stranger to being cyberbullied, joined this webinar to discuss:

  • Productive ways to identify cyberbullying at your school
  • Effects cyberbullying had on her and how that translates to students of all ages
  • Modern strategies students can use to stand up against cyberbullying and “cyberback” by having each other’s backs and supporting each other online

Featured Speaker

Sarah SpainSarah Spain is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning sports journalist. In addition to her national ESPN Radio show, “Spain and Fitz,” and her podcast “That’s What She Said with Sarah Spain,” Spain is an espnW columnist, a regular panelist on ESPN television’s “Around the Horn” and streaming show “Debatable,” and a contributor to other ESPN properties including “Outside The Lines” and “SportsCenter.” Spain is also a co-owner of the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League.

When it comes to social, Sarah’s an MVP. She takes a lot of crap from trolls on Twitter and starred in the viral sensation #MoreThanMean video that revealed just how much cyberbullying female sports reporters put up with on Twitter and how to handle it like a pro!