The College of Education’s Truman Pierce Institute, along with the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education, hosted the fifth annual Anti-Bullying Summit in June. The Summit provides teachers, school administrators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn ways to address the pervasive issue of bullying in schools and communities.
Next year’s summit is scheduled for June 23-24, 2016, in Peachtree City, GA.
Sameer Hindua, a prominent Indian-American cyberbullying expert from Florida Atlantic University, and the Co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, was presented with the 2015 Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award at the event.
Hinduja has now been recognized by Facebook with a grant of nearly $200,000 to study cyberbullying and dating violence among teenagers.
Hinduja’s recognition was written up in the international edition of the Times of India, and Auburn was prominently mentioned.
We just wanted everyone to know that, once again, the College of Education and Auburn University are one step ahead of the world! Congratulations to Hinduja and to the Truman Pierce Institute and Office of Professional and Continuing Education for their good work.