Toxic and Benign Online Disinhibition in Youth: The Risks and Threats of Feeling Invisible

October 25, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Speaker: Tyler Cote, Director of Education, Operation250

Webinar Description
In this presentation, Tyler Cote will explore the psychological changes youth undergo when they are online and the subsequent risks of such disinhibited behavior. Additionally, he will analyze how certain factors or activities can lead to more disinhibited online actions. Additionally, Mr. Cote will overview what it means for education and how online safety curriculum can play a role in keeping youth safe online.

About the Speaker
Tyler Cote is the co-Founder and Director of the nonprofit organization, Operation250. Tyler regularly collaborates with schools and organizations to develop in-class content, deliver student workshop programs, and consult on educators’ curriculum. Tyler has delivered online behavior and counter-hate workshops for students and educators in effort of preventing violence and threats facing youth today. During Tyler’s time as Director of the organization, he has served as a leader on multiple innovative projects, most notably his ongoing work on the National Institute of Justice funded research project to measure the effectiveness of Op250’s prevention efforts against pathways to extremism and hate. Tyler is a graduate of UMass Lowell in Political Science and Criminology. He was the recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine award, awarded to one graduate of each public university in the state who exemplifies exceptional promise as a future leader in Massachusetts. Tyler has testified before the United States Congress on his work with Op250. He has also published on the risks of youth exposure to online hate, unsafe internet behaviors by youth, and has been featured in UNESCO’s Youth-led Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education.

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