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ETX school to host 'Texting, Sexting & the Digital Divide' seminar

ETX school to host 'Texting, Sexting & the Digital Divide' seminar
Frankston ISD
The School Yard
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 3:22pm

Frankston ISD will hold a panel discussion on Texting, Sexting, and the Digital Divide Wednesday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m., in the Frankston Independent School District Auditorium.

The guest panel will be made up of representatives of Anderson County District Attorney’s Office, the Anderson County Juvenile Justice Department, & area churches. Also on the panel will be Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, Judge Westley, FISD Technology Coordinator Becky Hancock and District Resource Officer Cavin Dorsey.

When Superintendent Keith Murphy stated at the last Join the Conversation that we are here for kids, we are going to do what’s best for kids, and we needed to have those tough conversations to protect our kids, it wasn’t just talk. According to school officials, today’s technology is faster, more mobile, more powerful and more affordable than technology available just a few short years ago. With rapid advances in technology, the face of education and communication changes constantly.

Frankston ISD Technology Director Ed Prater says, “The technology available to consumers of all ages has presented school and law enforcement officials with concerns about the potential long-term social and legal ramifications associated with the misuse of technology by minors.”

Frankston ISD has assembled an elite panel of experts to share and give insight to these growing concerns, and to answer questions.

“We want to provide our parents and students with as much information as possible about responsible use of today’s technology. We need to train on ‘Digital Citizenship’ ” Mr. Murphy said.

 

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