A forum was held Tuesday night at Joel Barlow High School to help parents safely navigate social media use by their children. 5th through 8th grade student's parents were invited to the forum by the PTAs of John Read Middle School in Redding and Helen Keller Middle School in Easton.
The focus of the event was to discuss the consequences of abusing social media in a way that can harm themselves or others.
Among those on the panel were a school resource officer and the school psychologist. A digital forensics expert, and a member of the state's attorney's office were also on hand for the discussion.