Facebook has been around since 2004, but the online world has drastically changed since then.
Parents from Strathcona Christian Academy (SCA) Secondary School had an information night to discuss the world of social media and the problems and dangers associated with it.
"The event had two different components to it. We had a presenter from the Saffron Centre here in Sherwood Park. She talked about sexting, social media, different apps, things for parents to look out for and how to adjust privacy settings. Her big message was getting parents to talk with their kids about these issues," said SCA principal Jon Elzinga.
Students at SCA all receive similar training and awareness on the same topics.
"The second section of it was we had our resource officer present on drugs in the youth culture right now. Basically, the big drugs in Sherwood Park right now and also vaping. Again just that overall message about having that conversation with your kids now before it's too late," added Elzinga.
The event was set up by the school's parent council.
"We got positive feedback from the parents. They loved it, it was informative for a lot of them and they appreciated being able to talk about some of these difficult and sensitive topics. It was eye opening for a lot of them too."
SCA Elementary School will be holding another information session on Apr.11 at 7 p.m.

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