Every 15 Minutes

Posted: March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I had to attend a secret meeting at my 17 year old son’s highschool. The topic was called every 15 minutes. It is a program that wants to send the message that every 15 min someone dies from a drunk driver, texting and driving under other drug influences. The school is to select 24 students out of 1400 that they feel that would be able to highly influence their peers. However besides just the recognition on campus, these kids must also have a “highly active social media life”,because the school as well as the CHP wants the message to spread and be able to have young adults understand the importance of driving under the influence. The meeting was intense, touching, yet so real. Through the meeting I was sobbing like a baby. As the kids involved will received a mock death certificate, will really experience jail, the emergency room etc. The whole thing will be as close to a real experience as possible. 

Before yesterday, I didn’t know that a program like this exist. However, what really was emphasized was not just the lesson that the kids will learn but the importance of social media. And how even though many parents  fear the usage of their children uses of social media they know they high impact social media delivers. Social media has changed our world not only in advanced technology but has changed the way educators teach and I think this is just the beginning.

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