Cyberbullying Workshop

A free workshop on bullying and cyberbullying will be held Friday, July 25 in Quincy.

The daylong workshop, “Bullying & Cyberbullying: Together We Can Make a Difference,” features Tina Meier from Dardenne Prairie, Mo., whose daughter took her own life in October 2006 due, in part, to cyberbullying.

The workshop, cosponsored by Blessing Hospital, the Blessing Behavioral Center and the Mental Health Authority of West Central Illinois, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Blessing Conference Center, 2801 Chestnut. Registration is required; seating is limited.

Meier is an internationally recognized speaker on bullying, cyberbullying, Internet safety, the roles of parents and educators, sexting and suicide awareness and prevention. She accepted an invitation to attend the 2011 White House Anti-Bullying Conference and served as a consultant during the production of the ABC Family movie “Cyberbully.”

Workshop objectives include establishing the sociological implications that result in typical bullying/cyberbullying; exploring the developing correlation between bullying and suicide; and developing skills that can be applied to issues involving bullying, cyberbullying or suicide.

Call the Mental Health Authority of West Central Illinois at 217-223-5609 for more information