Thursday, March 01, 2007

Myspace and Internet Concerns for Youth: Secaucus Board of Education

Thanks to the leadership of the Secaucus Board of Education, an educational series coordinated by Principal Pat Cocucci of the Secaucus Middle School began on February 28th at the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The Secaucus Board of Education is a public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade from Secaucus in Hudson County, New Jersey. According to the Report Card Narrative of the New Jersey Department of Education, Constantino Scerbo wrote, "Our district is a small and culturally diverse community whose students come from all parts of the state, country and the world."

The agenda for this first venue on "Myspace and Internet Concerns for Youth" presented a broad view of the Internet phenomenon and its potential impact — both good and bad — on youth and families:

Laying the Foundation

- Shattered Communities
- Crisis of Leadership
- Culture of Violence
- Filling the Void

Internet and Online-Community

- Overview
- Myspace
- Concerns

Parental Presence

- Warning Signs
- Communication

  ("An ounce of prevention")

American Military Personnel Tribute

- Remember, Reflect, Resolve


- Next Meetings
- Renewed Character — You can make a difference!

The message incorporated the issue of myspace and internet security into a comprehensive understanding of contemporary American values, the opportunity to access information and to cultivate positive social interaction, and highlighted the call to vigilantly safeguard our youth from those who would use technology for more devious intentions.

The next presentations in the series will be "Character Education at School and Home" on March 8th and "Parenting Skills — Insights and Training" on April 12th.


Secaucus Reporter Article
Myspace: friend or foe?
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