Understanding Our Kid’s Online and Offline Social World:
Friendships, Cliques, and Power Plays
Evening Presentation for parents only at Cottage Lake Elementary
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:00m – 8:30pm (Child Care Provided)
You are invited to attend a special evening presentation by children’s advocate and bestselling author Trudy Ludwig. Trudy will discuss how intentional exclusion, gossip, the silent treatment, teasing, and the spreading of rumors are often dismissed as normal rites of passage, but research shows these behaviors are a form of emotional bullying and they are as harmful as physical bullying – with long term negative effects. Learn more about what bullying is and isn’t, relational aggression (the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others) including the latest research findings, the nature of boys’ and girls’ friendships, cyberbullying, as well as tips, tools, and resources to help you empower your children in their social world.
Trudy Ludwig’s work and presentations have received high praise from leading experts, educators, and organizations. Her acclaimed books, My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry, Trouble Talk, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, The Invisible Boy, and Gifts From the Enemy focus on helping children thrive in their social world. An award-winning writer and engaging speaker, Trudy has been featured on numerous U.S. media outlets including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’ “Keeping Kids Healthy,” Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect Program, and served as an expert panel member on Sesame Street Workshop’s video series addressing bullying.
For more information, visit Trudy Ludwig’s website, www.trudyludwig.com.
In addition to this evening presentation for parents only, (which will take place at Cottage Lake Elementary) Trudy will be visiting Sunrise Elementary on Wednesday, January 13 to present to our students. The student assemblies will be broken down in grade clusters (K- grade 2 and grades 3-5), so that she can address this topic in an age-appropriate manner. After school that same day, Sunrise Elementary will be hosting Ludwig’s in-service presentation, “Creating a Safer Social-Emotional Learning Environment at School,” for Sunrise and Cottage Lake Elementary staff.