Perkins High School sent our individual qualifiers and alternates to the State Wrestling Tournament to Columbus morning with much fanfare, including the band and a police escort complete with lights and sirens. Seniors Drew Crabtree, Jacob Maslyk and Keysean Amison all qualified for the competition, which began Thursday. Sophomores Lucas Salmon and Logan Schoen also made the trip after qualifying as alternates. Congratulations on these accomplishments and best of luck this weekend!
Dr. Tim Conrad and Officer Don Stanko will present Digital Danger 2017: Drawing the Line with Social Media to our middle school and high school students . This program targets ways to decrease the misuses of social media, including sexting, harassment and cyberbullying, and focuses on the new and emerging digital dangers. Topics are age-appropriate and include:
- The upside and downside of social media (HS)
- Ways to turn off colleges and employers with social media practices (HS)
- Sexting, social media and the law (HS)
- Post positive; responsible, respectful, safe (MS)
- What to do when someone sends you an inappropriate image (MS/HS)
- See something, say something: what to do when you see an online threat (MS/HS)
The presenters will also address parents and citizens in the community on to relay information regarding trends in teen and tween social media use. This event is for adults only; no students will be permitted to attend.
Dr. Tim Conrad received his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and is a licensed teacher, professional counselor, school counselor and career coach. His current area of research is “Ethics, boundaries and social media.”
Officer Don Stanko has worked as a police officer in Franklin County, Ohio since 1992 and has helped create programs focused on personal safety. Don holds instructor certification for D.A.R.E., R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Ground-fighting, Internet Safety, Cyberbullying Prevention, and Terrorism Awareness for Citizens.
This presentation team has shared their digital safety program with over 100,000 people, teaching practical ways to be online without going over the line. We will continue to relay information regarding this presentation as the May dates approach.