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Chatham Charter to host social media education session tonight

Posted Monday, April 7, 2014

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Siler City, NC - On Monday evening, April 7, Chatham Charter will host an education session about social media for its students and families as well as fellow schools and the community at large. The free event will be held from 6:30-7:30 PM in the school gym (2200 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City, NC 27244). The public is encouraged to come and learn about how to help young people be responsible users of social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

The school and its PTA are partnering with local law enforcement as a way to 1) help parents and community members learn about the ever increasing influence of social media and 2) help students be more aware of how to navigate the Internet safely as they make good choices in their use of social media.

Dr. Brian Foreman from the Raleigh area will lead the presentation. He is a workshop presenter featured in February on WRAL's Go Ask Momblog and an adjunct professor at Campbell University.

Sheriff Richard Webster will begin the session by explaining how local law enforcement resources are in place to investigate situations that arise related to illegal activity within social media.

"Part of our responsibility as schools and law enforcement is to help our Chatham County residents be well informed about areas that, though they have many positives, can also be dangerous if not used carefully. We all want students and families to be proactive in knowing how to use today's technologies safely," explained Webster.

Both the Sheriff's Office and Siler City Police Department plan to have staff on hand at the event to talk with attendees.

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