Dr. Patricia Agatston Named President of the International Bullying Prevention Association

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Dr. Patricia Agatston has been announced the new president of the International Bullying Prevention Association, a nonprofit aimed at preventing bullying.

The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) strives to make schooling systems a safer place for children by creating a safe learning environment that is free from all bullying behaviors. The organization does this through research based bullying prevention training, practices, and support. http://www.ibpaworld.org.

Dr. Agatston has had many years of experience in bullying prevention. She is a licensed trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices and certified trainer and technical assistance consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. She has presented nationally and internationally on bullying, cyber bullying, and digital citizenship.

Dr. Agatston has also co-authored several books, including Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, Expert Perspectives in Cyberbullying, the Cyber Bullying Curriculum for Grades 6 – 12, and the Cyber Bullying Prevention Curriculum for Grades 3 – 5.

She has been quoted in articles on cyber bullying in several different publications including The Washington Post and Time magazine. She has appeared on CNN as well as other local and national radio and television programs to discuss cyber bullying and other youth online risky behavior. She was a participant in the CDC’s Expert Panel on Electronic Media and Youth Violence, and the CDC’s Expert Panel on Youth Involvement in Bullying and Suicide-Related Behaviors.

Dr. Agatston has served on the IBPA Board of Directors for the past six years in various roles including conference co-chair for the annual meeting that is held each year in November.

Contact: Lynn Lonsway, 800-929-0397, info(at)ibpaworld(dot)org

The mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is Advancing bullying prevention best practices by:
Convening research-based forums
Advocating best practices
Promoting positive school climate
Collaborating across disciplines/sectors/fields

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