Submitted by Superintendent Kathryn Powers

The Twinsburg City School District makes the safety and security of students and staff its top priority.

Recent events both in our school community as well as across the state and our nation have led us to seek avenues to provide factual information to our parents about ways to help their children make wise choices in matters related to the use of the internet and most particularly social media.

Just last week, we became aware of a situation involving several George G. Dodge Intermediate School students who used social media in an inappropriate manner. Sometimes, our students do not have the knowledge necessary to make appropriate choices. As a school district, we reach out to our parents with information that will provide the strategies you need to help keep your child safe and steer them away from potentially unsafe and troubling situations.

Last month, our Twinsburg District Council PTA partnered with the Twinsburg City School District to present information about the safe use of the internet. We continue to seek community partners who can assist the school district in providing information to our families so that our students are supported and knowledgeable about making wise decisions.

To that end, the Twinsburg City School District is proud to partner with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, local law enforcement authorities including Chief Chris Noga and the Twinsburg Police Department, Aurora Schools, Nordonia Schools and our community cable show provider, Community Focus, to present "The Scary Truth About #Social Media," a livestream presentation Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m.

Join for this important livestreamed program o learn ways to help protect and support your child. The program will be accessible via the district website at http://www.twinsburg.k12.oh.us/ and the Community Focus website at http://mycommunityfocus.org/ after that date.