Berglund Center Roundtable on Cyber Savvy Schools set for Tuesday, Oct. 12

Nancy Willard will speak on the importance to educators, risk prevention professionals, and researchers to remain aware of potential misuses of technology to protect youths online dangers or abuse.

Pacific University's Berglund Center for Internet Studies will host a roundtable discussion titled “Cyber Savvy Schools” on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in McGill Auditorium on the Forest Grove campus (2043 College Way). The discussion is free and open to the public.

Nancy Willard, director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, will lead the discussion.

Advances in technology have increased the risks of misuse by professional educators and their students alike. Willard will speak on the importance of educators, risk prevention professionals, and researchers to remain aware of potential misuses in order to protect children and teenagers from potential online dangers or abuse.

Willard has practiced computer law and been an educator of at-risk children. Since 1995, she has researched on and worked in the area of student Internet use. She has authored several books dealing with Internet safety, including Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress; Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Helping Young People Use the Internet Safety and Responsibly; and Cyber Secure Schools.

As society progresses into the 21st Century, interactive communication technologies require educators to manage the school environment to allow for effective instructional use of online technology while ensuring safety and preventing misuse.

The Berglund Center facilitates both theoretical discussion and practical action relating to the impact of the Internet upon individuals and their communities worldwide. It is endowed through a gift from Pacific University alumni Mary and James Berglund.

All discussions are videotaped and available online at:

For more information, contact the Berglund Center at (503) 352-1466 or

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