JOINING FORCES: Bullying, Harassment & Stalking in a Mobile World

The use of technology has become an increasingly more widespread form of harassment, particularly among adolescents. Text and picture messaging through cell phones and instant messaging via the Internet have led to an explosion in bullying, harassment and other exploitative behaviors on-line. The immediacy and relative anonymity of the Internet creates an illusion of safety for the perpetrator and no safe haven for the victim, while increasing the overall likelihood of impulsive and inappropriate sharing of words and images. This workshop will cover current trends in cyber-bullying, harassment and victimization, particularly as they relate to adolescent development and discuss how facial recognition, geotagging, and social networking “check-ins” have created potential victims for stalkers and nefarious characters.  Participants will explore how the blending of technology and adolescent development creates a potent and dangerous combination, leading to excessive risk-taking and the inability to control impulses and foresee consequences.

This session will be presented by Joseph Rampolla on Monday, November 12 of JOINING FORCES from 1:15 until 2:45 pm.

Joseph Rampolla has been a law enforcement officer for 17 years for the Park Ridge Police Department in New Jersey. In 2003 he was assigned to a regional computer crimes task force in Northern New Jersey. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of cyber crime, augmented reality, virtual worlds, cyber-terrorism, cyber-bullying and undercover Internet Relay Chat (IRC) investigations.

Joseph Rampolla is also presenting “Emerging Technologies: Mobile Apps, Augmented Reality & Beyond” on Monday morning and again in the late afternoon. Click the workshop title for it’s description.

Less than two weeks left! Register now on our website.

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  1. Pingback: The Law on Cyberharassment « The Cyberharassment Manifesto

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