SANTA CRUZ, Calif. and DALLAS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, today announced its support of the School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) Bullying Symposium to be held in Dallas April 19-20. The SSAC is recognized as the nation's leading provider of school safety and bullying-related training. SchoolMessenger, which provides the Talk About It® bullying-prevention service, will serve as the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming course, aimed at school counselors and administrators.
"The national dialogue around bullying has never been louder," said Carter B. Myers, vice president of Anonymous Communications at SchoolMessenger. "Parents expect school officials to have the policies and programs in place to address bullying before it escalates, and to have the skills and training necessary to protect and support students if threats arise. The SSAC is an excellent resource for the training necessary to address the bullying challenge, and we are proud to support their efforts."
The SSAC Bullying Symposium is a comprehensive two-day training course lead by experts in the field of school and child safety. It will examine bullying and cyber-bullying prevention, legal risks and responses, and through a myriad of case studies will explore how schools and communities are taking action to protect students on campus and off.
Mr. Myers, a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of bullying who has more than 14 years of experience in the technology and education space, will discuss steps schools can take to break the 'code of silence' that exists in their student body. He will share how technology tools, including the Talk About It anonymous communications service that he helped develop, can enable students to 'speak up' and ask for help in new ways, using texting, online messaging and more.
For more information about the SSAC Bullying Symposium, visit: http://www.schoolsafety911.org/event_form22.html.
To learn more about Talk About It, including a 3-minute video introduction and free downloadable white paper (Creating a Culture of Dialogue: Practical Steps for Better Communication and Safer Schools), visit http://talk.schoolmessenger.com.
SchoolMessenger is a leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888.527.5225.
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