Parent Night: “A Digital World: Youth, Technology, Social Media, and Mental Health"
Starting 5/19/2022 at 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Event Groups:
• Union City Area School District - District Events
• Union City Area School District - Board Meetings

Greetings, UCASD Families:

We are excited to announce an upcoming event in our UCASD school community–one that will focus on the intersection of youth, social media, and mental health.  If you are a parent, guardian, family member, or caregiver, or even an educator, counselor, or adult working with children and youth of all ages, please consider joining us for an evening with Mr. Ryan Klingensmith of Shape the Sky as he presents, “A Digital World: Youth, Technology, Social Media, and Mental Health.”

This free event will take place on the evening of Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Middle/High School Auditorium. Klingensmith, a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and founder of Shape the Sky, developed this presentation for adults as a way to inform families about not only “youth culture” online and the latest social media trends, but also the impact of social media on children’s mental health and well-being. He will be covering a variety of topics that are intended to support parents, guardians, and adults as they help the children in their lives navigate the world of electronic devices and social media. Some of these topics and concepts may include but are not limited to:

    TikTok, Snapchat & Instagram

    Cyberbullying resources

    Common mistakes made by youth

    Mental health concerns on popular social media apps

    Prevention steps and monitoring services

    Sexualized content and drug content on popular apps

    Using a “Technology Contract” and setting expectations for use

His hope and his organization’s mission is to “help parents and professionals create responsible children online. We believe that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ when it comes to educating our youth around responsible technology use. If we don’t start the conversation now, our youth could make mistakes on social media in the future.”

If you’d like to learn more about Shape the Sky, visit https://shapethesky.org/. If you are interested in attending this free, in-person event for adults, please RSVP using the link below. We will have drawings for prizes for our attendees, so please join us for this informative and important event for parents, guardians, and caregivers:

>>Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/UCASDShapetheSky<<

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via the contact information below. We thank you so much for your continued support in making our school district a safer and healthier place for all of our students to learn and grow.

Stacey D. Dell

Director of Curriculum and Special Programs

[email protected]

(814) 438-3804 ext. 5457
Union City Area High School: High School Auditorium
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