Social Media Conference

Parents and Students Briefed at Social Media Conference
Posted on 03/04/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Parents and Students Briefed at Social Media ConferenceStudents in Grades 5 through 8, together with their parents and families, had an opportunity to learn more about the social media issues they are facing during the Social Media event which was hosted by the Board of Education's Alumni Committee. Northwell Health Community Relations Liaison, Mrs. Michelle Raider, addressed social media issues candidly with the audience which convened in the auditorium of the Reed Middle School. Mrs. Raider passive bullying, peer pressure, and mental health impacts if social media is not properly utilized.  She noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and guardians allow their children no longer than two hours of exposure to social media, screen time, including television viewing.  Following Mrs. Raider's presentation, Central Islip High School students Jazelle Amaya, Farida Olaleye, Leanni Marrero and Imdrayo Abdul, engaged in a roundtable discussion where they candidly shared their social media experiences with listeners who attended the workshop.  The students encouraged parents and guardians to instill trust into their children and to regularly monitor their children's social media activities. Central Islip School Board Vice President, Mrs. Michele Harriott, who chairs the Alumni Committee, acknowledged the families who attended in addition to School Board Member Glenn C. Mitchell, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Ms. Sharon A. Dungee, Reed Middle School Principal Matthew Matera, Reed Middle School Assistant Principal Donald Bahr, Mulligan Elementary School Principal Dr. Tracy Hudson, Alumni Committee members Isabelle Mitchell, Debra Hughes and Pattie Cittadino.