Katy ISD Offers Free Program to Alert Parents to Dangers of Cyberbullying


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

September 24, 2019

By Jennifer Miko

Katy ISD invites all parents, guardians and community members to learn more about cyberbullying at the free Legacy Parent Academy (LPA). This important program will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at Legacy Stadium.

Cyberbullying is a form of electronic harassment, with the intention to threaten, embarrass, or target another person. The National Crime Prevention Council reports that “Only one in 10 teen victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.”

Legacy Parent Academy Educational Session on Cyberbullying

Date: Wednesday, September 25

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Legacy Stadium Room ABC

1830 Katyland Drive

This second program in the LPA series will focus on cyberbullying prevention, identification and responding to threats. Guest speakers will discuss the warning signs to protect students from falling prey to this epidemic and how to report bullying and bully-like behavior.

Katy ISD hopes that this program will help equip parents and guardians with the tools and insight needed to protect, respond and report any type of cyberbullying situation.

Did You Know?

  • The “Annual Bullying Survey of 2017” determined Instagram was the social media site where most young people report experienced cyberbullying.

  • This year, Dr. Justin Patchin reported that approximately “37% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online. 30% have had it happen more than once.”

  • An article published in Media Smarts found that “four out of five students (81%) say they would be more likely to intervene in instances of cyberbullying if they could do it anonymously.”

Goals of the Legacy Parent Academy

The Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy was developed to support the District’s Strategic Plan Goal 8: “We will actively support the emotional well-being of all learners.”

The district values students’ overall mental health, and when needed, works to find outside services to improve their emotional well-being.

Parents can benefit from the academy's free educational sessions specifically designed to equip them with the strategies and techniques to support their children.

Sessions scheduled throughout the school year will feature experts on a variety of topics. The 2019-20 sessions will feature presentations from experts in topics that address emotional well-being, college preparedness, and college financial aid. All parents and guardians of Katy ISD students are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Legacy Parent Academy Sessions

October 16, 2019

Vaping

November 13, 2019

Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School

November 13, 2019

Understanding High School Credits, Academic, Pre-AP/AP, and Dual Credit Courses

January 15, 2020

This force they call "Social Media"

February 19, 2020

Internet Safety

March 25, 2020

Drug & Alcohol Awareness

April 22, 2020

Human Trafficking

April 29, 2020

Post-Secondary Opportunities at Technical Schools and Workforce Readiness Programs

For more information on the Legacy Parent Academy, visit their website. Legacy Parent Academy website.

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