Gilles-Sweet Elementary to Host “Social Media and the Effects on Your Child” Presentation on May 11

TEST TIPS (2)Parents, teachers, and community members are invited to a special presentation on “Social Media and the Effects on Your Child” on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Gilles-Sweet Elementary. 

Abbey Samide, MA, PCC-S, a therapist/counselor from Fit Mind Cleveland will be the guest speaker and present current research on the effects that social media is having on children, including causing severe anxiety, depression, and may other social struggles.

“We are seeing more and more social and emotional issues with our students who are accessing different apps and sites and communicating socially with friends in often inappropriate and hurtful ways,” said Gilles-Sweet Principal Barb Brady. “We’re trying to bring awareness to parents to monitor and hopefully limit the amount of time their child is on social media, in order to try and prevent larger issues as they get older.” 

Babysitting will be available.