Parents and Students In for Social Media 101
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.