a graphic with a cell phone, a variety of social media icons, and information about the Melissa ISD Social Media Awareness Night on Nov. 15

Melissa ISD will host a Social Media Awareness Night on Monday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Melissa Middle School library to help inform parents and guardians of middle school students about the dangers of social media and how to keep children safe in the virtual world.

Lieutenant Chris Ware, on behalf of the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County, will lead the conversation.

The Social Media Awareness Night is geared toward parents and guardians of students in grades 6-8, with a goal of bringing awareness to 1) the numerous social media outlets that are widely used today, 2) how children are using social media, and 3) the potential dangers associated with social media.

Time will also be provided for questions and open dialogue. Please be advised that photography and video recording will not be permitted during this event.

The district also offers a #DigitallyAware Social Media Toolkit as a resource for families, which can be accessed online at www.melissaisd.org/digitallyaware.

Questions regarding the Social Media Awareness Night can be directed to LeeAnn Richardson, Melissa ISD Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Liaison, at leeannrichardson@melissaisd.org or 972-837-2411.