Social Media – ADDED (public)
Raising awareness about the trends in, and dangers of, social media
This program raises awareness about trends and dangers throughout social media. Participants learn about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and TikTok; identify the possible dangers of social media outlets; understand responsible use and the legal, social, and emotional consequences of misuse; discover the prevalence and pressures concerning sexting, cyber-bullying, and privacy issues. We will discuss the dangers of social media, as it relates to drugs and alcohol, including the effects social media has on the brain, addiction, and the risk this technology creates with easy access to drugs and alcohol for our kids. The sooner we teach our children how to responsibly use technology, the less likely they are to develop an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Participants will leave the presentation with the resources that are available to monitor and combat the misuse and dangers of social media.