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Ninth annual anti-bullying conference scheduled for Oct. 23

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is once again tackling cyberbullying and will offer their 9th annual anti-bullying conference Oct. 23.

The anti-bullying conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Sky Room at NIU’s Holmes Student Center. To register, call 800-345-9477 or visit

The university will provide a lineup of experts to present the latest research on bullying and cyberbullying and offer practical tools and techniques for addressing and preventing bullying in the classroom.

This year’s conference will feature an emphasis on the role of bystanders in a bullying situation, and recognizing and preventing cybercrimes.

Featured presenters include Christine Malecki, professor of psychology and NIU school psychology program director; Julia Ogg, associate professor of psychology; and Michelle Demaray, professor of psychology.

The cost to attend is $99 a person until Oct. 9, when it will be increased to $125 a person. Tickets include a continental breakfast, networking lunch and resource materials.

Active, full-time NIU students can pay $30 for a ticket, according to a news release.

For information, contact NIU’s Continuing and Professional Education Department at 815-753-5200 or email

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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