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Teen Cyber Summit on Saturday

With the use of social media, texting and ‘sexting’ on the increase among teens, Julius E. Sprauve School will hold a Teen Summit on Saturday to help youth better navigate these sometimes treacherous waters and to use this technology appropriately.

The summit is open to all St. John teenagers and their parents, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school cafeteria. A Jam will follow from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Admission to both events is free.

Sprauve Assistant Principal Brenda Dalmida said, “It seems like some teenagers are going crazy” on their computers, noting incidences of inappropriate uses of technology on the Sprauve campus.

“People are using technology to hurt other people,” she said.

A panel of experts from the education, nonprofit, law enforcement, youth, and the for-profit sectors will make 10-minute presentations before answering questions from the students and their parents.

Educational materials will be available.

The Teen Summit will be videotaped and shared with the public.

Students who attend the Teen Summit will receive a bracelet that allows admittance to the Jam.

The Teen Summit is one part of Julius E. Sprauve School’s comprehensive strategy to increase awareness among students, parents and staff about bullying, safety and the Internet.

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