FOCUS session on social media, Nov. 20

SocialMediaeventEAST MARLBOROUGH — FOCUS and the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation will present a special program on social media and how children interact with it on Wed. Nov. 20 from  7 – 9 p.m.  in the Unionville High School Auditorium.

The event is an informational evening for parents where parents can learn about different types of social media and their benefits & risks, including:

• Responsible use of social media – safeguards and rules for safety

• Legal implications – laws about the use of the Internet and cell phones

• Cyber-bullying and harassment

• Tips for tracking your child’s social media activity

Speakers include Chester County Det. Joe Walton and Deputy District Attorney Renee Merion.

Det. Walton supports and conducts investigations involving social media as well as provides community education programs.  He is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  Detective Walton has been a member of law enforcement for 23 years.

Deputy District Attorney Renee Merion is head of the Chester County Juvenile Unit.

In addition, there will be a panel discussion.

The panel members include John Sanville, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent, John Walsh, Charles F. Patton Middle School Technology Teacher/Specialist, Carolyn Mohr, Technology Journalist,, Jennifer Fulton, UCFSD Social Worker, Det. Joe Walton & Deputy DA Renee Merion from Chester County. There will be a question and answer session following.

Please register for this free event in advance at

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