I am honored to have been invited to participate in a panel discussion this week in Washington, D.C. on the importance of improving education about social media in our schools. Set out below is the press release for the event.
Please join us for an important event calling on high schools to educate our children about social media and its impact on college admissions and employment opportunities. Our children will greatly decrease their chances of admission to the college of their choice, employment options, and scholarship awards if they don’t have this essential 21st Century skill.
Date: October 5th, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Pillsbury Law Offices – 1200 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Discussion: A panel discussion aimed at sparking important conversations and action about proactive social media education in high school.
Audience: Parents, Educators, Thought Leaders, Policy Makers and Elected Officials.
Moderator: Moriah Balingit – Award winning journalist for The Washington Post covering education and some of the largest school districts in the country.
- Denise DeRosa – Founder of Cyber Sensible; an online safety and digital citizenship expert
- John Fistolera – Assistant Executive Director, Corporate and External Affairs for DECA
- Alan Katzman – Founder and CEO of Social Assurity, a social media student education company
- Frederick Lane – Nationally-recognized author and expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on society
- Erin McNeill – Expert on media literacy and digital citizenship education policy
- Elizabeth Schultz – FCPS School Board Member, leading community and taxpayer advocate
- Jason Shaffer – Personal Branding and Digital Communication teacher, North Broward Preparatory High School
- Kelly Sprissler – Juvenile criminal defense attorney, Hamilton, Petrocelli & Sprissler, LLP