Trinity Christian Academy’s Parent-Teacher Fellowship will present "Social Media Issues for Teenagers" on Monday, August 31 at 7 pm in the TCA Secondary Building featuring attorney Lynn Rossi Scott. Open to the public and free of charge, this presentation will provide valuable information for middle and high school students and their parents related to social media issues.
Studies show that 80-90 percent of teens have a social media account, and a recent Pew Center report states that 92 percent of students aged 13-17 go online daily. In addition to the social media giants Facebook and Twitter, today’s teens use smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming systems to connect with one another for online gaming, video chat (Skype, FaceTime), and photo/video sharing (Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube).
"Parents and educators see much educational, social, and entertainment value in these new technologies as platforms for young people to connect to each another, and to the world," TCA Head of School Mike Skaggs said. "While our teens are digitally savvy, they just don’t always have the maturity and life experience to avoid the dangers that can come with these new social venues."
Topics to be addressed include the potential personal and legal consequences of irresponsible social media use, including sexting, and general social media safety guidelines. Information presented will be helpful for adolescents and anyone working with teenagers, including teachers, coaches, counselors, and church youth workers.
"Trinity Christian Academy is pleased to support adults in our community who are committed to protecting our teenagers and educating them about this new online social world." TCA Secondary Principal Ken Nobles said.
Lynn Rossi Scott is a Fort Worth attorney with the law practice of Brackett & Elliss. Specializing in school law, Rossi Scott is a frequent speaker at education conferences. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White from 2009-2015, and was recognized by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly in 2004 and from 2006-2014 as a Super Lawyer in Schools and Education Law.