Parents and youth invited to social media seminar tonight

By Jill Sperling
May 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops-Thompson School District is hoping parents and youth will be able to pry themselves away from election coverage for a few hours tonight to talk about digital safety.

The social media seminar, Digital Safety for Our Youth, is being put on by the school district and Kamloops RCMP. 

It features guest speaker Jesse Miller, who will talk about social media awareness and internet safety. 

The school district's director of student support services, Trish Smillie, says the main priority is keeping students safe as some concerning social media trends emerge. 

"Some of the trends we're watching for students are sexting and sextortion," Smillie said. "We want to make sure parents have the most accurate and current information. As well, we want parents to really have an ability to have an open dialogue about what are kids looking at on the internet."

The seminar will be taking place at 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Grube Educational Centre. 

Jackie Tegart (Liberal) elected in Fraser-Nicola