By: Sharon Aron Baron
Sheriff Scott Israel and Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie teamed up to kick off the “Think B4U Post” initiative at Tequesta Trace Middle School in Weston on Wednesday.
The “Think B4U Post” initiative aims to promote the appropriate and positive use of technology and social media among students. It’s designed to inspire students to practice safe and respectful online communications and combat negative online actions, such as cyberbullying.
When Sheriff Israel and Superintendent Runcie addressed the sixth graders, they stressed the importance of proper online use and the consequences of negative practices. The students were the first to view the “Think B4U Post” public service announcement video.
After taking a pledge to practice safe and respectful online use, the youngsters were entertained by Miami Heat dancers and mascot Burnie.
The educational campaign will continue next week in schools in Coral Springs and Parkland with lessons and activities aimed at getting each student to “Think B4U Post”.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.