Indiana Twp. police to host seminar for adults on social media trends
The Indiana Township Police Department will be hosting a 2 hour seminar
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself”
-Albert Einstein

Life for a teenager is vastly different than it was ten years ago. Teens and Tweens today have unlimited access to information, apps and websites that can be wonderfully helpful, BUT also lead to concerning behaviors if parents and educators don’t have the knowledge to teach young people how to behave responsibly in this new cyber playground. Awareness is the key to learning and learning leads to knowledge. Einstein once said “If you can’t explain to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself." There are many six year olds out there explaining cyber devices and cyber practices to adults. Let Shape the Sky help flip that equation for you.

If you saw a text message a teen had sent in cryptic lingo would you know what they were talking about ?
Do you know the latest apps/sites?

“Teen Social Media and Mental Health Usage Trends”
This training defines categories of social networking that parents and teachers should be aware of and listening for with their students and children. The presentation will review the following: image boards, untraceable texting /sexting, Internet predators, gossip/rumor spreading sites, video chatting, eating disorders, self harm and suicide. The most current social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and Ask.fm will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed. This presentation will raise awareness of teen culture on the Internet and how adults can communicate and educate with youth to be responsible digital citizens.

Learning Goals:
  1. Define trends based upon the Web 2.0 generation
  2. Identify areas of the Web 2.0 that may be hidden from adults but that are actively used by youths, such areas include, image boards, social media sites for self-promotion, sites dedicated to gossip and bullying, image blogs, promoting self harm, eating disorders and suicide
  3. Describe current intervention programs, practices and the latest research on cyberbullying

Class will be at the Indiana Twp. Community Center November 2, 2017 from 6pm to 8 pm

If you would like to attend the class contact Indiana Township Police Department Detective Steve Colucci at 412-767-5333 ext.344 or email at scolucci@indianatownship.com

The cost to attend is $25.00 per person. Seats are limited, so reserve your seat now. Classes have filled up quickly in the past.

Register by October 23, 2017
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