Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the Internet, may be a more practical and effective strategy for keeping them safe, according to a team of researchers.
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 on Thursday, March 22, room 16, Student Union Building on campus. 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 cellphone use. In addition, he'll review the importance of personal responsibility when using social media. McBride can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3866.
LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice at Penn State Beaver, will be the featured guest speaker at the Beaver Rotary Club's luncheon meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Wooden Angel, in Bridgewater. McBride also is the program coordinator and internship supervisor for the program which is delivered jointly with Penn State New Kensington and Penn State Shenango.