Principal to warn about social media dangers

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  • Warwick Academy principal David Horan (photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Warwick Academy principal David Horan (photograph by Akil Simmons)

The dangers of social media will be among the topics up for discussion at a parent expo planned for January.

The event, featuring workshops and presentations by principals from public and private schools, was initially scheduled for this weekend but has been postponed for three months to give organisers more time to prepare.

In a joint press release, Kalmar Richards of CedarBridge Academy, Linda Parker of Bermuda High School for Girls, David Horan of Warwick Academy and Duranda Greene of Bermuda College said they hoped the event would galvanise a “spirit of collaboration” across the community.

Mr Horan pointed to the implications of social media and the internet for students.

He said: “In an age in which technological enchantment has taken hold of many of our children, what are the dangers that we need to be aware of in order to protect them?

“The parent expo session will look to workshop this conversation, offering some insights into its impact on young people that researchers have uncovered. In addition, we will share some proactive steps that parents can use.”

Mr Horan said participants would discuss the pros and cons of social media, how to speak with children about appropriate social media and internet usage and practical strategies to put in place at home.

Other workshops will include the vital role of parents in a child’s education, suggestions for helping children with their study skills and preparing students for life beyond high school.

The date and time of the parent expo are to be confirmed.

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Published Oct 6, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 6, 2017 at 6:40 am)

Principal to warn about social media dangers

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