The Impact on Children

Hosted by Slippery Rock University

January 14, 2019

Summary of the Event

125 registered representing 55 school districts and organizations

Of those who competed the evaluation 93% rated the event as EXCELLENT and 7% rated it GOOD

Agent Phillip Little: PA Attorney General’s Office presented: The Impact of Social Media on Children

An “All Star Focus Group” responded to Cyberbullying, Monitoring a Child’s Social Media Sites, etc.

An “All Star Panel responded to Legal Issues, Mental Health Issues, Child Predators, etc.

Comments from the Participants

*Love the location (SRU) –Josh Weaver, Grove City Area School District

*Everything was GREAT—Jackie Manzo, Mercer Co. Behavioral Health Commission

*GREAT information about making things more preventative—Michael Vatter, First Choice Credit Union

*Kids are listening, they just have to choose who they believe—Lisa Miller, Adagio Health

*Very informative, Agent Little—Jamie Plaster, Mill Creek School District

* Thank you/Very helpful—Leigh Ann Gilmore, Slippery Rock University

* Great information of the what and why it is important—Dawn Halle, Glade Run

*Very informative—John Vannoy, Sharpsville School District

*As always very informative—Regina Hiler, Butler Co. Area Vocational Technical School

*Nice Job—Matt Bennett, Union City Area School District

*Phil Little outstanding job/well organized—Dan Keefer, Union City Area School District

*Lots of extremely relevant information shared this AM—Toni Mild, Slippery Rock University

*I will use this information and share it with my colleagues—Michelle Kostlich, Seneca Valley SD

*Impactful, timely and educational—Mark O’Conner, Slippery Rock University

*Loved the Panel and Focus Group—Kelly MacDonald, Tidioute Charter School

*Excellent Topic—Kevin Mahoney, Laurel School District

*Good Program—Rich Collins, Hopewell School District

*I am going to take all information back to my school districts and share—Anjelica Lutzo, Ft. LeBoeuf SD

When asked, what did you learn today that you will share with others Participants said:

*I learned the different setting guidelines that can be put in place for apps.

*There are countless private apps that can be downloaded and used to hide a lot of material.

*I learned ways to talk to kids about social media.

*Southwestern PA is #1 for human trafficking.

*Dr Matta’s explanation about how devices can rewire the brain was excellent.

*Learned about the aSAP program.

*Learned about the Tik Tok App and the metadata feature.

*Parents should know their kids passwords for purpose of child protection.

*Secret apps and how they work.

*Appreciated the detail of what the new apps look like.

*How hidden apps are used to store media.

*How to share the “what to do” steps with parents to help them protect their children.

*Importance of communication regarding the harsh realities of social media.

*Digital footprints.

*Social media and the connection to mental health.

*Legal issues related to social media.

*I did not know how Secret/Ghost apps worked; moreover that they actually existed.

*Legal ramifications of school personnel looking at student cell phones.

*I was not aware of “the calculator” as a hidden app.

*The concept of the “Social Media Arms Race” and the risk this poses to the youth of the nation.

*The impact that Social Media plays in society.

*The specifics of taking pictures and how accurate the GPS is to pinpoint where it was taken.

*I’m shocked to learn that GPS coordinates are embedded in photos.

*I did not know about Computer Reach, found it interesting.

Thank you for your support

Slippery Rock University, Dr. Keith Dils, Dean College of Education, keith.dils@sru.edu

Dr. Jim Budzilek, Director of Education, HIBster/Pitt Bull Secure/aSAP, jbudzilek@PittBullSecure.com

Computer Reach, Dave Sevick, Executive Director, dsevick@computerreach.org

THANK YOU to the Panel: Agent Little, Dr. Matta, Mr. Klingensmith, Attorney Lucas

THANK YOU to the Focus Group: Ms. Plaster, Dr. Mild, Mr. Sevick, Mr. Vatter, Mr. Gratteri, Dr. Weaver

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to everyone who attended and thank you for the great feedback on the Survey. I look forward to the next event and hope to see you there–Herb