21. November 2020 - 9:30 till 16:30
Wandsworth Professional Development Centre, Wimbledon
Share it on:

Cath Knibbs: Cybertrauma | Saturday, 21. November 2020

Cath Knibbs - Cybertrauma. A one day introductory workshop exploring new traumas emerging in the digital age enabling conversation & action.

About this Event

Cybertrauma training: An introductory course enabling conversation and action.

What is it, why do I need to know and how can I help?

Cybertrauma is any trauma that a person suffers through or via digital devices or online spaces. For young people the prevalence of online abuse and harm is increasing alongside the complexities of the issues they ****. Often the parents/carers of and professionals working with these young people are unaware of these issues or feel their children know more about technology than they do and this course can help you gain the knowledge needed to close that gap

What does the day cover:

Cybertrauma: What is this and why does this differ from corporeal (real life) trauma? What is the impact and what can I do?

A simple bio/psycho/social model of attachment and polyvagal approaches to device/game use in children and young people.

Infant and child development in a world of screens and devices

Social media and gaming. What to look out for, what are the dangers and myths?

Screen time and mental health; is there a real link?

Addiction to social media; is it really pathological?

Can gaming be an addiction, is it really a disorder, what’s the evidence?

Cyberbullying. Definitions/typology, impact and treatment

Online abuse, harms and dangers. How to assess risk and safeguard

Managing use of devices, gaming and screen time

Digital parenting; why this is a new paradigm

Body image and the influence of Instagram/Snapchat on the developing young person

About the tutor:


Cath is a Clinical researcher helping you understand human behaviours in a digital world, and has written a theory about why we behave online in the manner we do. She is a speaker, trainer, supervisor, vlogger and podcaster. She is completing a PhD in Cybertrauma which is one area of online related issues that parents, professionals and counsellors will be interested to learn more about. She is the Director for Privacy 4 Therapists, which is an industry standard relating to privacy of data and she is the Director for ACTO’s Research & Development section. She is also a Functional Trauma Psychotherapist using nutrigenomics to support her work for her clients and she is a #biohacker- meaning she uses technology to help her attain optimal performance and flow for her busy life.

Terms & Conditions: Please note the ticket price includes a light lunch and refreshments during the day, and a CPD certificate.
All bookings to be paid in full. All tickets are non- refundable. You can re-sell or transfer your ticket to another attendee up to 24 hours before the event opens - as long as we have notice in writing with their name. On request The Sunflower Network may be able to help advertise and/or facilitate any re-sales but this will incur an admin fee of £15.00 to cover our costs including subsequent charges we receive from the ticket providers. Please note The Sunflower Network cannot ever guarantee a successful re-sale and responsibility for finding a new purchaser remains with the original ticket holder at all times. No transfer or refund will be considered for a 'no show' on the day of the event for whatever reason.
The Sunflower Network reserves the right to make changes to the booking terms and conditions, the timetable, the presentation format and/or any events at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation by us and if we cannot offer an alternative date or run the day online, we will refund the cost of the ticket price for the event in full. We will not be responsible for any further cost incurred by you in relation to your booking.