One of the most important possessions to students today is their cell phones. These devices are tools that can be used to access information, communicate with others, network and stay organized.
However, along with all of the benefits comes responsibility.
The Redwood Area School District is hosting an event to help students understand the importance of making good choices when it comes to social media.
Josh Heggem and Kristi Hastings, from Pemberton Law, will be presenting to students on technology and social media March 19. The presentation will teach students about the serious implications of social media use in a light-hearted way.
By attending this presentation, students will get an opportunity to think about the consequences of social media activity before they press “send.” The presentation is called “10 Seconds to View...A Lifetime on the Web.”
Topics covered include the benefits and downsides to social media, mental health, bullying/cyberbullying/harassment, protecting privacy, criminal consequences and the effect on a student’s future. Students will see the presentation during the school day.
There will also be a session geared towards parents March 19 from 6-7 p.m. in the Per-forming Arts Center. This presentation will go over all of the topics presented to students.
Its purpose is to inform parents of the serious implications and consequences children face every day through the use of social media and technology.
The public is encouraged to attend.