Boyd Buchanan To Help Students Avoid “Social Media Landmines” With Edu-Tainer Robert Hackenson

Monday, September 11, 2017
Cyber-safety and magic do not typically go together, but on Sept. 18 and 19 Boyd Buchanan parents and students will learn about social media safety in an interesting way, officials said. 

“Helping students navigate today’s social media landscape is critical in a world where digital communications are paramount in both learning and daily life,” says President Jill C. Hartness. 

Magician and "edu-tainer" Robert Hackenson Jr. will speak and engage BBS students on how to post and use technology.
Mr. Hackenson’s presentation has allowed students across the country, in 46 states and counting, to see and understand what to post and what not to post.  

“We want to help our students to find balance in their technology usage, and defer them from cyber bullying, while also making them aware of how much social media can impact their reputations later in life, says Dr. Jennifer Warnack, Boyd Buchanan Middle School principal. “Parents have to be more 'in the know' when it comes to social media and how their children are using it, and students must be more self-aware of their actions on social media so they can protect themselves and their peers.”

"Mr. Hackenson’s presentation combines card tricks, props, and illusion to engage students while reinforcing the social media educational lessons. Every piece of magic, story, video clip, etc. is intended to deliver a memorable message without making light of this serious issue," officials said.

“Our goal is to start a new conversation amongst students and parents about social media safety and responsible posting,” said Ms. Hartness.

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