Social Media Parent Presentation

Social Media Parent Presentation
Posted on 03/14/2019
Social Media Parent Presentation

Today’s teenagers spend somewhere between six and nine hours a day, depending on the study, focused on their phone or computer screen. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than an hour.

Studies find students lose sleep, mimic inappropriate behavior, skip school to play video games, cyber bully or get bullied and can be targeted by online predators when they spend too much time online. Parents who need help managing their child’s screen time and making their way through the maze of social media can attend the next series of Parent Presentations by the School District of Lee County Prevention Department.

“Social media, like most things, has pros and cons,” says School District of Lee County Prevention Specialist Kathy Wynne. “The key is not to let social media consume a child’s daily life. Any youth using social media should be encouraged to consider how what they post could affect themselves or others.”

The School District of Lee County's Prevention Department would like to invite you to attend one of our parent presentations on social media.

The first parent presentation is Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00pm at Cape Coral High School. The second one is Monday, April 8th at 6:00pm at Varsity Lakes Middle School in Lehigh Acres. Parents interested in learning more can attend either of the seminars regardless of where their children go to school.

The THINK Model is one simple tool for effective social media use. It ask the person posting to THINK of these five questions first:

  • Is it True?
  • Is it Helpful?
  • Is in Inspiring?
  • Is it Necessary?
  • Is it Kind?

Together we can help our students make better choices when using social media.

https://www.netsmartz.org/internetsafety

NetSmartz offers numerous articles, videos, games, and other materials on Internet Safety.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Common Sense Media features very current information on Internet Safety and other types of media for both parents and teachers.

https://www.fbi.gov/resources/parents

Advice and information for parents on how to protect your children from both online and offline dangers.