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Expert on safe social media use to present on March 5

posted: Sat, Feb 24th, 2018

Katie Schumacher, a social media expert, will speak to parents about the misuse of social media and ways to encourage positive messaging. Her "Don't Press Send" presentation will be held on March 5 in the MOMS auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m.

The presentation will help parents provide the guidelines and strategies to their children that will engender kind, healthy online interactions. Ms. Schumacher will show how parents can:

• foster a healthy balance between real life and technology

• teach kids to be mindful before they post by helping them understand that on the other side of their screens live real people who must be treated with kindness.

In addition, Ms. Schumacher will give insight on helping children create and reinforce their own boundaries, respect the needs of others, and make thoughtful, positive decisions. Most of all, she will help parents encourage their children to consider their choices before they commit to them, both on social media and in life.

Ms. Schumacher is the author of “Don’t Press Send: A Mindful Approach to Social Media, An Education in Cyber Civics” and its free companion app. 

For the past five years, she has used her years as a certified teacher, her mindfulness training, and her on-the-job experience as a mother of three teenagers to spread the message about the importance of positive social media messaging. She frequently lectures throughout the tri-state area and has been a guest on many television programs. She has also been quoted extensively by Newsday and a variety of other local newspapers and family magazines, and has contributed to “The Hill,” “Entrepreneur Magazine,” and numerous other publications.

You can see her TEDx talk on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfIGGpBIcg8

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