Deputy Jones gives a presentation on the negatives of social media: Photo of the Day 4/19/18


Deputy Jones giving a presentation on the dangers of social media

by Sammie Hoefs, Reporter

As a part of the Lancer Lecture Series, school resource officer Deputy Jones spoke to students about the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media. On April 16, during PREP, students attended Jones’ presentation about the dangers of social media and the consequences that could be faced if used incorrectly.

During his presentation, he engaged students by making a more serious topic more understandable, even making them laugh. He also surprised many students by the negatives of social media and how your actions could affect the rest of your life.

He talked about how many students are engaged in Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He brought up how just because you think you have a strong password doesn’t mean your personal information is not out there. Social media accounts are able to find your location and even private information about you just because you hit “okay” when you probably didn’t read the terms and conditions.

According to Pew Research Center,”71% of teens post their city or town where they live; 53% post their email address; 20% post their cell phone numbers.

Jones warned the students about the dangers of social media and told them to be careful because once it’s out there, it’s out there. He wants the students to know it’s a real danger and to take it more seriously because it can create many issues.

The original presentation was supposed to be two days long but was shortened to just one day. About 30 students attended this presentation and were very engaged. During the presentation, he talked about privacy issues students are facing.

Jones said, “I want kids to understand the effects social media can have on lives. Students need to know how to use social media properly so they can protect themselves from risky and dangerous situations.”

The Princeton Review is helping students to warn them that College Admissions are checking your social media. The article talks about tips and ways to stay professional. Just because accounts are private does not mean it is not out in the public.