Mar 15, 2021
The facts regarding social media use by children are sobering. According to the Kansas Attorney Generals’ Office, 2 in 5 teens say they tell their parents very little about what they do or where they go online. In addition, 1 in 5 say they have received a sexual solicitation online. After hearing a presentation by the director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Safe and Secure Schools Unit, John Calvert, two K-State Research and Extension agents in the Chisholm Trail District, Mirna Bonilla and Tristen Cope, asked him to discuss apps that parents should be aware of on their child’s phone and how the agency works to address the issue.
Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.