Despite warnings from the medical community, school policies, and state and federal laws aimed at stopping youth from vaping, the usage of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students continues to rise. This program provides eye-opening facts about e-cigarettes, and warns parents about the dangers of vaping and best practices to prevent and stop vaping use.
A program that aims to change the way middle and high school students think about bullying, cyberbullying and digital citizenship. No longer a push on the playground or a whisper in the hall, bullying has been transformed by the internet and now includes texting, social media, and gaming. This presentation focuses on helping students stay safe and smart while online.
Digital Citizenship is a program for grades 8-12 that explains what is expected of you while online and appropriate use of social media. We explore the consequences of improper use of the internet, dangers online, cyberbullying and your “digital footprint.” We all need to be good digital citizens as part of our cyber community.
Opioids: What You Need to Know
Pennsylvania continues to fight a public health and public safety battle against the heroin and opioid epidemic. In 2016, 4,642 Pennsylvanians died from overdoses – a 37 percent increase from the year before. That number rose to over 5,400 overdose deaths in 2017. While we saw a decrease in 2018, we are still losing 12 Pennsylvanians every day from overdose. This presentation will discuss what Opiates are, why citizens are at risk, proper storage and disposal of Opioids, and explaining what Narcan is. This presentation also discusses what PA is doing regarding the Opioid crisis.
Social Media 101: Parents/Teachers
This presentation gives parents and teachers a foundational education on understanding the social media sites that children use and how to keep them safe while using them. Parents and teachers will learn how to navigate and learn how to enable the security features on the “apps,” along with recognizing the importance of knowing their child’s passwords. Monitoring children’s behavior and interactions on the internet is very critical in today’s world. Children are being targeted by online predators and cyber bullying at an alarming rate.
Truth & Choices
A drug program for middle and high school students. Shane shares his true story of hard choices and near-death experiences due to drugs and alcohol. This is a reality check for all students and will open a unique dialogue about the realities of substance abuse.
Consequences – RX Drug Abuse
This program focuses on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among teenagers. The presentation features the story of a young man whose dependence on prescription drugs led him down an unexpected path of destruction.