Social media safety presentation to be held at Meigs

Staff Report

ROCKSPRINGS — Meigs Local School District is teaming up with a magician to help youth avoid “Social Media Land Mines.”

Cyber safety and magic do not usually go together, but on Feb. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Meigs Middle School (Parent Night Presentation) and Feb. 22 (Student/School Staff Presentations) at each Meigs Local School Building, students and parents of the community will be learning about social media safety in an unexpected and engaging way, according to a news release on the presentation.

Teaching students about social media safety is critical. Whether it’s getting addicted to technology, posting hateful things, hurting reputations, meeting people online or tarnishing your online reputation. It can be dangerous.

Magician and “edu-tainer” Robert Hackenson Jr. is slowly changing how teens post and use technology.

This presentation has allowed students across the country, in 46 states and counting, to see and understand what to post and what not to post.

His presentation infuses card tricks, eye-catching props, and illusion in a way that engages students while reinforcing the educational lessons. Every piece of magic, story, video clip, etc. is used to deliver a message and make it memorable, without making light of this serious issue. His presentation helps start a conversation amongst students about social media safety and responsible posting. It makes them think not only about their own safety, but also about how they can keep their peers safe.

Information provided by Meigs Local School District.

Staff Report