Middle School Internet Conference for Parents

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Middle School Internet Conference for Parents

Andres Felipe Marin giving a speech for Middle School parents in the theater.

Andres Felipe Marin giving a speech for Middle School parents in the theater.

Andres Felipe Marin giving a speech for Middle School parents in the theater.

Andres Felipe Marin giving a speech for Middle School parents in the theater.

Martin Castro Giraldo, Discoverer Staff Writer

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Middle School parents received a talk by experts about the risks of social media for their children on September 22nd in the school theater.

The parents attended the theater on September 22 to receive advice for their children.

“It was an 1 hour talk, and the half an hour left was used to talk with the parents about the topic,” said Carolina Zuluaga, the Middle School Counselor and conference organizer.

This talk was given by an experienced person that knew the topic perfectly for the parents to be confident and certain about the information, they were carefully chosen by the school.

“The talk was given by Andres Felipe Marin, from the organization of Psicoredes, who are specialized with this type of problems,” Zuluaga said.

The event was organized because Middle School students are having difficulties with social media. A student was being stalked by an adult he didn’t knew. Parents were worried that these things were happening to their children.

“Because we think and have seen in the school that there are a lot of difficulties in the digital world, and the teenagers nor the parents are trained to know how to affront the challenges of this world,” Zuluaga said.

Not many parents attended, but according to Carolina Zuluaga it was a great number, since a really small amount of parents usually attend to these events. They saw a progress with this attendance.

“70 out of 300 parents came, it’s a great number and it was positive because parents from all middle school attended,” Zuluaga said.

Even though the school was satisfied with this quantity, they were still worried about the parents who didn’t attended the conference. They couldn’t receive the appropiate information to teach their children about the topic.

“Generally, there are the same parents that come to the talks,” Zuluaga said.

Most importantly, the talk was a success since all the parents present were able to clarify their doubts and obtain knowledge about the topic presented, meaning the goal of the event was achieved.

“It was an 1 hour talk, and the half an hour left was used to talk with the parents about the topic and clarify the doubts they had,” Zuluaga said.

Since the conference was considered a success, Carolina Zuluaga and the Middle School Staff plan to keep going with this type of talks to help parents and therefore the students and their education.

“The next talk is about sexting, to teach parents how to handle better the topic with their children,” Zuluaga said.