Norwell hosts youth forum on social media and drug awareness

Norwell District Secondary School is inviting the public to a youth forum evening on the topics of social media and drug awareness.

The event will be held  on May 16 from 6 to 7:30pm in the school auditorium.

Guest speaker Steve Chapelle will discuss on social media. Chapelle has been an IT professional, working primarily in the financial services sector, for more than 25 years.

He has held management and analyst positions in technical support, operations and client services.

Since 2006, Chapelle has provided social media behavior education to parents, students, administrators, teachers and guidance counselors at hundreds of Ontario schools.

This presentation will examine examples of social media usage by family members that create unnecessary risks.

Areas of focus are motivations and deterrents, account security, parental controls and preparing for adulthood.

The evening will also include a presentation by an OPP officer on drug awareness.