In honor of Cyberbullying Month, ZenPanda will present a special event on harm reduction and restorative justice.
Harm reduction is a set of strategies to reduce the negative consequences and negative health, social, and legal impacts associated with bullying, self-abuse, and abuse of others.
Restorative justice seeks to repair the harm caused by crime and bullying, emphasizing accountability, making amends, and working with victims, offenders, and others through the process of finding peace in all forms.
Team Project Leader: Erica, PandaNEST is a therapist and founder of NEST, Network of Emotional Support Teams, specializing in harm reduction training, prevention, and consulting to organizations and individuals with direct and indirect experiences of trauma and prevention. As a harm reduction provider, Erica offers services and trainings that address the most common and the most serious issues that impact organizations and teams, including assault, harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal conflict, altered states & substance use, staff burnout & compassion fatigue, communicating consent & boundaries through preparedness training, crisis response, informed consent training, staff wellness education, compassionate leadership training, and mediation and peer-to-peer support.
The Educators in VR Cyberbullying Team Project meets regularly with open discussions, guest speakers, workshops, and special events to tackle the subject of harassment, bullying and offer tools to help you and the community respond in the real world, online, and in VR.
Expect these sessions to touch upon sensitive areas. Please remember, these are NOT therapy sessions but may serve as support, sharing, and resource access opportunities.
- Keep yourself muted unless you are sharing.
- Use the Raise hand button to ask a question.
- Be respectful. Let's meet each other where we are at.
- Confidentiality, please. Do not discuss what we hear here with others. What is said here, stays here.
- No crosstalk during sharing. Please use emojis.
- Be mindful of time and limit sharing to 2 minutes so everyone has an opportunity to share.
If you would like to present on a topic, please join our Educators in VR Discord for Cyberbullying.
Educators in VR hosts workshops, classes, and meetups across multiple VR platforms. Join our Educators in VR AltspaceVR channel for updates to upcoming events. To get the most out of our growing community, join the conversation and browse through a vast bank of resources on our Educators in Vr Discord and website Educators in VR for information. We often live stream or record presentations and workshops on our Educators in VR YouTube channel.