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Social Media Responsibility Topic of Jan. 21 Program at Mercymount

Jan 16, 2015 02:27PM ● By Pamela Johnson

What is your child’s digital footprint and do they understand the implications of “TMI” (too much information? On Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the gymnasium of the Mercymount Country Day School, Dr. Lawrence P. Filippelli will discuss that and other related topics in his program, "Social Responsibility, Social Networking and Your Digital Footprint: A Journey into Being Socially Responsible While Using Social Media." Does your child know what it means to be socially responsible while using social media?  If not, this presentation is for you!

Dr. Filippelli will also address apps such as Snapchat, Yik Yak, Ask FM, Instagram, Omegle, Twitter, Facebook, Tinder!,  etc.  Do you know what these apps do and if your child is using them or not?
This program will provide information to those interested in understanding the importance of your child’s digital footprint.  Specific instruction will focus on current social media apps, how predators target students, the implications of negative online behavior and what parents can do to foster appropriate use of social media at home and in school.  Topics discussed will also include the dangers of posting inappropriate pictures and messages on social networking sites, and the consequences of behavior choices online.
Dr. Lawrence P. Filippelli is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Scituate, RI.  He served on the Rhode Island Senate special commission on Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats.  He has presented locally and nationally on the topic of social media trends and is widely considered to be the statewide expert on cyberbullying, cybersafety and using social media in the educational setting.

Rebecca Kelley is currently the Dean of Students at Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School in Cranston.  She is completing her Masters of Administration in Education at Providence College.  Rebecca presents on social media, cyberbullying and student behavior on the elementary, middle and high school levels across the state.

Rebecca will present to the Mercymount students in Gr. 5 – 8 on Wednesday morning, January 21.

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