Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Hosts Cyberbullying Social Summit

9News | August 06, 2015
Children's Colorado hosted the Social Summit on Aug. 5, 2015
Children's Colorado hosted the Social Summit on Aug. 5, 2015

Children’s Hospital Colorado hosted its first social summit in partnership with 9News. The event offered a unique platform for parents, caregivers and educators to ask questions to a panel of experts on the topic of cyberbullying, a growing trend among teens and pre-teens.

The panel included two adolescent psychologists from Children's Colorado, Dr. Philip O’Donnell and Dr. Natalie Abramson; Amiee Giese, Denver mom and founder of the blog; and Kristy Arellano, mother of Kiana Arellano who was a victim of cyberbullies in high school.

Attendees and those unable to attend the event were encouraged to ask questions and follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #BullyProofSummit.

"Livescriber" creates bullying timelapse

The event featured a livescriber, Johnathan Fenske, who created a drawing of all the topics and conversations taking place during the social summit. Below is a video timelapse of his work.

For tips and helpful resources on bullying and cyberbullying, see our Bullying Tips for Parents.