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Parents and Students In for Social Media 101

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 1:52 PM

Prince George, B.C.- Thursday , October 20th will  see  students and parents in Prince George  given an opportunity to learn  about  the  impacts of social media.

Prince George RCMP   are bringing  social media expert Jesse Miller  of Mediated Reality to Prince George  to  offer  educational sessions.

Two sessions, both at Vanier Hall,  will be held tomorrow for students.   Then tomorrow evening from 6 – 7:30 there will be a session at Duchess Park  Secondary for parents.

Miller often assists the RCMP on social media issues

The sessions come  hot off the heels of the  creepy clown incident in Prince George  where threats  on social media  forced  security measures at all schools one day, and at  secondary schools the next.  Miller’s arrival  has been in the works long  before that incident, so  the  sessions,  while timely,  are  coincidental.

It was last April that former Victoria Police officer Darren Laur  made similar presentations to  Prince George students and parents.  He  warned students that what they  put on the net is permanent, that there is no such thing as privacy on the internet and  things they do and say today, could have  impacts  in  years to come.  For parents,  he  outlined a number of red flags, including  watching to see if  their child turns off the screen  when a parent  enters the room,  or if children refuse to let their parents  read some of their text messages.



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