BESAFE IN CYBERSPACE
Students need to be educated and aware of the dangers of social media and technology use for their own sake and that of their future.
Preventing students from posting inappropriate comments or photos online takes more than a quick mention or simple suggestion. Students need to understand the depth of social and legal consequences that could occur if they engage in irresponsible online behavior.
Teenagers believe that they are invincible and they will live forever. What they don’t realize is that the photo they take on a whim could very well outlast them and spread to more places than they could imagine. Using Facebook irresponsibly could lead to losing a scholarship or not being selected for a job.
Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Social Media
Students Will Learn:
• Statistics (% of social media users, online identity theft, sexting/cyberbullying, etc.)
• Real-world stories of social media posts that caused suspensions, being expelled, losing scholarships, etc.
• Discussion on key information to remove from Facebook to keep yourself safe
• The law behind sexting & cyberbullying.
• Real stories of students who have sexted and cyberbullied and how to get out of it.
• Optional, by Request Only: Character Assassination, Predator Apps and Associated Risk.
TBG Student Assembly Solutions
This is an engaging, motivating assembly that will change their thinking along with provide inspiration and encouragement that they matter and people care about them. They can make a difference in the world, they just need to believe it. They also must be empowered knowing that they don’t have to impress that guy or girl with a nude photo.
Follow up then needs to be in place to reinforce the principles from the assembly throughout the year. Just like wearing a set of braces straightens teeth over time, revisiting the topic throughout the year will ensure change.
This social media-oriented, cutting-edge world has created problems and pains that we have never had to deal with in previous generations. We must respond with cutting-edge, dynamic solutions to mitigate our risk associated with these problems.
In order for this training to be effective, we recommend a top-down approach. Train your staff and teachers first on these topics and then present the same information to your students in an engaging format that will change their thinking, change their behavior, and manage their risk.