(WEBINAR) Cyberbullying and Sexting Among Youth in Social Media


# of CE's: 3.0

0.3 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET, APA                # of CE's: 3.0 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's

About This Course

This workshop addresses the collision of sexting, sexual bullying, social media and the resulting mental health issues and legal consequences. Participants will review the most current research and trends focusing on youth’s involvement with technology, sexting and sexual bullying. Digital speech affords our youth the ability to send images via texting and a wide variety of apps popular among them. Exactly how involved are youth in sexting? How prevalent is sexual bullying among adolescents and pre-teens? This workshop will answer those questions and also examine:

  • The potential mental health issues for involvement in sexting and sexual bullying;
  • The legal consequences and federal & state laws impacting sexting and sexual bullying.
  • Recommended protocols for investigation and interventions will be reviewed, as well as how to effectively educate youth about sexing and sexual bullying.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Outline the commonality of cyberbullying and sexting among youth in social media.
  2. Describe the impact of experiencing cyberbullying.
  3. Explain the impact of sexting.
  4. Identify strategies and resources to address cyberbullying and sexting.

Intended Audience: 

Educators, school staff, & behavioral health provider agency staff.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 3.0 Training Hours)

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3.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

3.0 Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 continuing education credits.


Course Instructors

October 7, 2022

Deborah McCoy

Education Consultant and Trainer

As an Education Consultant and Trainer, Deborah has provided in-depth bullying and sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, and youth & social media workshops and seminars. She has worked for 35 years in the fields of education and training, focusing on bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, threat assessment and school climate and safety. Deborah previously worked for the PA Department of Education, in the Division of Safe & Drug-Free Schools as a Regional Coordinator, providing guidance and assistance to Student Assistance Programs in the eastern part of the state.