Internet safety expert Richard Guerry addressed the "promise and pitfalls" of social media, gaming and other online activity during a fast-paced and informative seminar for sixth-grade students and parents on Sept. 20. The event, a component of the school's health and wellness curriculum, touched on cyber cruelty, privacy and other topics as Guerry advised students on how to use technology responsibly.
Guerry, the founder of the Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication, has addressed middle school students at Ransom Everglades for years. Dozens of sixth-grade families were in attendance at the event at Swenson Hall, which included a Q and A.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.