Building a Positive Supportive Community

Cyberbullying Team Project Educators in VR


Join professional esports expert, Sonya Haskins (Hasko) and Ruth Dias, Psy.D. Community Design Consultant & social scientist, to discuss building a positive support community in social VR & esports gaming.

Sonya Haskins is a consultant, VR events organizer, and founder of VR Community Builders, a non-profit that promotes positive, inclusive environments. Formerly a professional VR esports player, Sonya was the first female player to qualify for the VR League North American Regional Championships in 2017. Author of 8 books, she writes frequently about immersive reality for publications like VR Fitness Insider, AR Post, & Gaming Trend.

Ruth Diaz (rcdegs) is a social scientist, organizational consultant, & innovator on conflict resiliency in VR culture. Founder of VR Create|Connect, a network of VR enthusiasts who connect diverse contributors and creators to create transformative and inclusive events in social VR applications, Ruth is an environmental story teller, built over 100 worlds, and passionate about all technology mediums that help us become better versions of ourselves as humans individually and collectively.

This month is our 3rd Annual Cyberbullying Month series tackling critical issues including harassment, assault, interpersonal conflict, response and reporting, and understanding your rights and responsibilities.

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.

Educators in VR is dedicated to integrating VR, AR, and XR into education and business. We host over 600 VR free and paid events, classes, workshops, and conferences annually covering all aspects of education. Educators in VR started in AltspaceVR when educators came together to solve their common challenges, and has grown to over 2,500 members from around the world, and over a dozen Team Projects (special interest groups).


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