St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services invites the community to attend the free community lecture titled “Raising Your Children in an Internet Age: How Parents Can Navigate the World of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.” Presented by Jennifer R. Lee, MD, the lecture will take place on April 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM at the Westport Woman’s Club. The event is generously supported by the Friends of Hall-Brooke and the Westport Woman’s Club.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, cyberbullying occurs when someone uses the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Currently, lawmakers in at least five states (including New York) are trying to enact or strengthen cyberbullying laws. In some states, laws have already been passed which make cyberbullying a criminal act. In 2011, Connecticut was the eighth state in the nation to expand its bullying law to include cyberbullying.
The April 11th lecture will provide the community with the opportunity to learn about cyberbullying and "sexting.” In addition, parents will hear suggestions about how to protect their children from cyberbullying and how parents can talk with their children about using the internet responsibly.
Dr. Jennifer Robin Lee is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director of St. Vincent’s Autism and Developmental Services in Westport. Dr. Lee obtained her Doctorate of Medicine Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency in psychiatry at Harvard Longwood Psychiatric Residency Training Program. She then completed her Fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry with New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as board certified by the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
This lecture is offered free of charge and light refreshments will be served. The Westport Woman’s Club is located at 44 Imperial Ave in Westport. For more information about the event, please visit us at www.stvincentsbehavioralhealth.org or call 203-221-8885.
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