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GISH hosting online safety, Juul information event

Students in Grand Island Public Schools are not immune to the pressures and influences of national issues facing young people. That’s why Grand Island Senior High is hosting an event aimed to inform all parents on key areas of concern.

Karen Haase, a Lincoln lawyer who specializes in school law and social media, will present to all GISH students during the day on Oct. 30 before sharing the stage that evening with officer Wes Tjaden for a presentation to parents.

Haase will speak to students about online safety, the ills of cyberbullying and how they can be strong digital citizens, along with support for parents on what to look for and how to support their children.

Officer Tjaden will share information with parents about the electronic smoking tool Juul. Juuls are growing in popularity with teens across the country because they look much like a USB or thumb drive for a computer.

“We want parents to be informed of what their kids are seeing, what they are exposed to and what the risks are,” said GISH assistant principal Greg Morrow. “Both Karen Haase and Officer Tjaden offer expertise and insight into real issues facing our students. We want parents to be more confident and better equipped to monitor their students and know what to look for.”

The parent event starts at 6 p.m. in the GISH Little Theater and should last about an hour. Morrow stressed this is important information for parents of kids of all ages, no matter what school they attend.

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