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Students Learn How To Prevent The Dangers Of Technology



Students Learn How To Prevent The Dangers Of Technology

Sept. 23, 2010 – What do Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, YouTube and texting have in common? Each are popular ways students interact with one another. Unfortunately, these communication methods also lend prey to identity theft, among other serious matters. A student’s digital footprint can follow them for many years, and proves that what was cute in high school and college, may have serious and long term consequences in the real world.

In an effort to learn how to prevent potential technology dangers, students and their parents are invited to attend the “Being a Cyber Smart Student-What You Do Now Can Affect You Later” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.

During this workshop, which is sponsored by Destination College, Lynn Rossi Scott, a Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex attorney, will discuss technology dangers among high school and college students, including copyright violations, child pornography, cyberbullying, shaming and sexting.

Destination College is a Collin College initiative that helps high school students and their parents to get ready for college, no matter which institution they choose.

This event is the second in a series of workshops scheduled to help high school students prepare for college. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required.  Please register online by going to  www.collin.edu/destinationcollege  and clicking on the "Register" button to choose your selected workshop, or call 972.377.1772.

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