Cyberbullying conference in January at George Street Playhouse

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Rainbow Family graphicGeorge Street Playhouse in New Brunswick will host a conference on cyberbullying on Jan. 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will provide parents, teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators with effective strategies to recognize and address cyberbullying in the lives of their students. With so much attention on the issue of late, the education department at the playhouse will also sponsor further programs in this area later in the spring.

The day of programs in January begins with a performance of IRL: In Real Life, by R.N. Sandberg at 10:15 a.m. Then participants will take part in an interactive workshop looking at how to develop positive strategies to address cyberbullying. Following a break for lunch (provided by the playhouse), there will be a panel discussion on the topic. Scheduled to participate on the panel are:

  •  IRL: In Real Life playwright and Princeton University professor R.N. Sandberg
  •  Aram Sinnreich, assistant professor of journalism and media studies, Rutgers University
  •  Kelly Paredes, school counselor, Westwood Regional Middle School
  • Jim Jack, director of education and outreach at George Street Playhouse, who will moderate the panel.

Participation in the conference is free but reservations are required. Call the GSP box office at (732) 246-7717 or register online at www.GSPonline.org.

R.N. Sandberg’s IRL: In Real Life was commissioned by George Street Playhouse through a grant from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation in 2007. It is the story of four ninth-graders who face the consequences of shared text messages, exploited secret photos and threatening online conversations. Directed by Jim Jack, it features the talents of MaameYaa Boafo, Annie Rutherford Lutz, Andrew Saunders, and Ananias J Dixon.

Rainbow Family graphicGeorge Street Playhouse in New Brunswick will host a conference on cyberbullying on Jan. 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will provide parents, teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators with effective strategies to recognize and address cyberbullying in the lives of their students. With so much attention on the issue of late, the education department at the playhouse will also sponsor further programs in this area later in the spring.