The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center delved deep into teen-related topics during the Choices Program for Indian Lake and Riverside 8th graders at Indian Lake Middle School recently.
The day-long activity featured speakers from the community presenting on a range of concerns including making good choices related to values, texting, social media conduct, self-confidence, respecting yourself and others, conflict management, family life, diversity, healthy living, stress management and more.
In the session on social media responsibility, Bellefontaine Police Det. Blake Kenner cautioned students to be safe: “Until someone really fits into the category of a ‘friend,’ you should not be connected on social media.”
Kenner said only real friends and family members are acceptable as social media contacts.
Several local businesses support the Choices program by presenting and/or making donations. Bellefontaine Middle School students experienced the Choices program in early October, while Benjamin Logan 8th graders will see the presentations in November.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.