2016-16: Cyberbullying – The Dark Side of the Internet

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2016-16:  Cyberbullying – The Dark Side of the Internet

The use of mobile devices has placed unprecedented access of technology in the hands of adolescents leading to the inception of cyberbullying.  This session looks at the factors that place adolescents at risk to become victims of bullying and to become bullies.  Specific evidence-based interventions will be discussed.

Presenters: Sattaria S. Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 


Session Length:
  43 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN


Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify patients that may be at risk for cyberbullying along with developmental issues that may be impacted.
  2. Enumerate ways that PMHN and PMH-APRNs can combat cyberbullying.
  3. Discuss current evidence-based plans to reduce bullying.

Keywords: Cyberbullying, Suicidal Behaviors, Adolescents, Bullying, Electronic Aggression, Internet Stalking 


Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 


Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
10:15am - 11:00am 

Release Date: July 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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