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Pluses, Pitfalls of Social Media Among Pointers Shared With Visiting Students

"Would you want your grandmother to see it?" is a good rule of thumb when posting to social media! Anna C. Miller (left), marketing and communications specialist for the School of Business & Hospitality; and Tammy M. Rich, assistant professor of business administration/management/event management, shared valuable pointers shaped by the Internet's pros and cons.
“Would you want your grandmother to see it?” is a good rule of thumb when posting to social media! Anna C. Miller (left), marketing and communications specialist for the School of Business & Hospitality; and Tammy M. Rich, assistant professor of business administration/management/event management, shared valuable pointers shaped by the Internet’s pros and cons.
Students raise their hands to indicate their substantial presence on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter during a discussion of the permanence of online words and images.
Students raise their hands to indicate their substantial presence on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter during a discussion of the permanence of online words and images.

About 250 students and advisers from 14 area schools attended the 27th annual Students Against Destructive Decisions regional conference Tuesday in Penn College’s Field House. Among the topical presentations at the daylong conference: Two mothers shared their uniquely personal story of how a driver’s destructive decision changed their lives; a young woman discussed her journey from eating disorder to recovery; Penn College co-workers walked their audience through “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of social media; and a counselor assistant shared his heartfelt story of addiction. The students – who represented schools in Lycoming, Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga counties – participated in icebreaker activities and giveaways, and enjoyed lunch during their stay.