SUMMIT, NJ - The second Parent Wellness Series Event -- 'Cyberbullying and Your Reputation: The Lasting Effects of One Text, Tweet or Post' -- will be held November 4, beginning at 7 p.m., at Governor Livingston High School Auditorium. The event will feature a presentation by school counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Susan Sutton.

Statistics indicate that:

  • 52% of students are victims of cyberbullying

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  • 33% of teens have reported being threatened online.

  • 25% of teens report being bullied through their cell phones or online.

  • 10% of teens had pictures posted online by a cyberbully without permission.

Parents will learn about the signs and symptoms to watch out for and how to be better equipped to speak with their children. 

This is the fifth consecutive year that a consortium -- consisting of the Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) from the Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence School District -- will offer programs to families focusing on student needs as part of a 'Parent Wellness Series'. During the 2019-20 school year, each district will again host an awareness forum at their respective high school and invite members of all participating communities to attend.  

The first event, 'Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit of Success' took place at Summit High School on October 15.   

For more information about the free event, contact Summit High School Student Assistance Counselor Amy Herber at aherber@summit.k12.nj.us or Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Student Assistance Counselor Sasha Hicks at  shicks@summit.k12.nj.us.

Governor Livingston High School is located at 175 Watchung Boulevard in Berkeley Heights.