McBride will discuss safe use of social media on March 22

The Penn State Beaver Spring Faculty Speakers Series will continue with a presentation by LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice, on "How to Avoid the Harms of Social Media," at noon Thursday, March 22, in Room 16 of the Student Union Building. The program is free and open to the public.

McBride will discuss the potential dangers of modern technology and social media, including sharing personal information and photos on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, texting, cyber bullying and cell phone use. In addition, he'll review the importance of personal responsibility when using social media.

McBride is the program coordinator and internship supervisor for the Administration of Justice program at Beaver campus as well as Penn State New Kensington and Penn State Shenango. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from Utah State University and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Weber State University.

McBride can be contacted at lwm13@psu.edu or 724-773-3866.

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Last Updated March 19, 2012