Author Stephen Smith Talks to Students, Parents

Last fall, CJ administrators invited Stephen Smith, author of Social Media: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo, to talk to students as part of the school’s annual speaker series. He will speak to students during an all-school assembly on Tuesday, Apr. 10.

Stephen's presentation will cover four main topics:

  • The Distracted Society
  • Inappropriate Content - Legal consequences and societal issues
  • Privacy and the Internet
  • Mental Health - statistics and scenarios

"I hope the students understand the consequences of their actions, good, bad, or indifferent," Smith said. "That's ultimately what we all leave behind when we use social media - a digital tattoo that can help us in our future life or hinder."

More information about Stephen can be found on his website. He updates a blog on his website and also has an active Twitter account with new and noteworthy information. His book can be purchased here.

On Tuesday, Apr. 10 at 6:30 p.m., Stephen spoke to parents about social media. He addressed inappropriate behavior online and how students can help control negative trends.

"I talk about the perspective of a parent because it's their responsibility to manage and monitor particuarly what their younger children are doing," Smith said. "I give them ways to manage and monitor by telling them some of the things their kids are doing and I expose to them the digital world that their kids are in."

Updated April 10, 2018, Oringially Posted April 9, 2018