Faculty speakers series continues with topic of social media dangers

February 27, 2012

The Penn State Beaver Spring Faculty Speakers Series will continue next month when LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice, will present "How to Avoid the Harms of Social Media," at noon Wednesday, March 14, in room 16, 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 cellphone use. In addition, he’ll discuss 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 February 27, 2012