Session Title: Take a Stand against Cyber-bullying: Information Tips and Tools for Keeping Kids Safe ON-line

   Instructor Name: Dr. Michelle D. Bennett

  Email: [email protected]

   Phone: 425-413-5158  Cell Phone: 206-24-5180

Course Description: Cyber-bullying happens when someone sends unwanted or malicious electronic communications to a victim in order to intimidate, harass, harm or humiliate another person. This training will offer tools and tips to help address cyber-bullying situations. It is important to coordinate prevention and intervention strategies and responses to cyber-bullying issues with parents, school staff and members of the community.

Instructor Bio:

Michelle Bennett has worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office since 1990.  She has been a School Resource Officer, Field-Training Officer, Master Police Officer, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy Tactical Officer and Instructor, Field Training Sergeant, Bicycle Sergeant, Street Crimes Sergeant, School Resource Officer Sergeant / Coordinator, Community Police Sergeant / Coordinator, and Youth Explorer Sergeant, Administrative Captain and Operations Captain in her career as a law enforcement officer.  Michelle is currently the Chief of Police for the City of Maple Valley Police Department.  She has held that position since 2004.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Justice, a Master of Science Degree in the field of Psychology / Organizational Development and Behavior, and a Doctorate in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Session 235, and of the FBI National Academy, Session 247. Michelle has taught criminal justice classes since 1998 in local Washington State colleges including Shoreline Community College, Highline Community College, and Central Washington University. She also teaches part time for the School of Police Staff and Command for Northwestern University.