Social networking is here to stay and destined for tremendous future growth. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released findings from a comprehensive study on the impact social media has on kids and families. That study found that 22 percent of preteens and teenagers log into their favorite social media sites more than 10 times a day and that 75 percent own cell phones.
Although there are real benefits to our children using sites like Facebook and Instagram that include improving communication skills, accessing information and developing a sense of self, there can be serious downsides to all of this, too.
In partnership with Verner Elementary, Rock Quarry Elementary will sponsor a Digital Safety and Social Media Workshop for parents. Just as we prepare our kids for life in the real world, we should also prepare them for life in the online world. There are many tips that every parent should keep in mind. To safely encourage an internet-savvy child, we will learn how to navigate the online world that our children are exploring.
We are fortunate to have 3 knowledgeable guests leading our program; Dr. Elizabeth Hancock, Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Tuscaloosa City Schools, and University of Alabama Police Department representatives, Hunter Christian and Beau Sams, both experienced in cyber crimes and cyber safety.
The workshop takes place on January 24 from 6 until 7 pm and will be held in the Verner Elementary multi-purpose room.
For more information contact, Mrs. Preeti Nichani, email@example.com.