Free parent workshop examines impact of social media on students’ lives

In an effort to increase safe and responsible online behavior among students, Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School will host a free workshop on April 9, which explores how students use social media sites and the steps necessary to become a responsible cyber citizen.

The Social Web 101, facilitated by social media authority Chris Vollum, discusses the popularity and psychology behind social media. The session details how to embrace the benefits these sites offer, while identifying ways in which students can minimize their risk and the threat of cyberbullying.

From this session, participants leave with practical tactics on how to:  

  • set and customize current site settings, and proactively identify and respond to ongoing privacy changes on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
  • emphasize the depth to which students’ social media profiles are evaluated by future influencers in their lives and how to create a positive profile
  • distinguish between a social networking friend, acquaintance and stranger – and the potential impact it can have on your real-world reputation and career
  • learn what really happens to the information you post to your profile, to your friend’s profiles and third party applications

Chris Vollum is a recognized authority on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and a professional workshop facilitator. He has delivered workshops to more than 240,000 students in 22 school boards and independent schools throughout Ontario.

The workshop starts at 7 p.m. at Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School, 8505 County Road 10 in Angus. Parents, students and member of the general public are encouraged to attend.

For more information contact:
Chris Vollum, Workshop Facilitator
416-722-1440

Chris Samis, Principal, Nottawasaga Pines S. S.
Phone: 705-424-5030

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