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Protecting Children Online and Off at REAL WORLD SAFETY Conference Oct. 1

September 8th, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Bullying, both online and off, will be discussed at the first annual REAL WORLD SAFETY Conference at the University of North Florida on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Hosted by The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc, the conference is targeted towards parents, concerned citizens and professionals from all disciplines.  Renowned experts will discuss safety challenges facing today’s youth and attendees will learn real world strategies to protect children and youth from bullying and cyberbullying. Youth are encouraged to attend with parents.

The conference will include three guest speakers:

  • Michele Borba—An internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Borba is the author of UnSelfie; Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World.
  • Sameer Hinduja—Recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people.
  • Richard Guerry—From the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2 ), a non-profit dedicated to teaching digital safety, responsibility and awareness. He is also the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books, including Public and Permanent, which is used by students, parents and teachers as a guide to digital citizenship.

Registration is open at www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org. Tickets are $15 (conference only) and $25 (conference and lunch.) Sponsorship and exhibitor tables are also available. For more information, contact Tammy Long, Monique Burr Foundation, (904) 562-1849 or tlong@MoniqueBurrFoundation.org.

About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., was founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide prevention education relevant to issues facing children today through their MBF Child Safety Matters™ program, a research-based, comprehensive prevention program, designed to educate and empower students and adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all types of child abuse and exploitation.

For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, call (904) 642-0210 or visit www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org

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