Too Much Media - Not Enough Social
sáb., 04 may. | Wegmans Timber Room

Too Much Media - Not Enough Social

A Ting Sponsored youth workshop combating the challenges of The Digital Divide through the exploration of the various ways to acquire and use technology and social media for overall life improvement. We aim to close the gap on The Digital Divide while also promoting proper social media etiquette.
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Time & Location

04 may. 2019 12:00 – 15:00
Wegmans Timber Room, 100 Wegmans Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

About the Event

* Not everyone has access to computers, modern information, and communications technology. And when we do, often times, our youth struggle to manage it well.

* In a world of “likes”, “comments”, and “DMs” (direct messages), it can be quite challenging to feel love and acceptance. Everybody and everything is perfect on social media. Cyber-bullying is real. Social media is a beautiful and powerful tool. It’s just that; a tool. It’s not a lifestyle.

* During this workshop, we examine how to effectively use this tool of social media to better one’s life and circumstances. We learn and apply exercises that promotes positive interactions, communication, and outcomes. We examine and discuss the ego and the influence of the egotistical world in regards to human value. We combat the negatives of the digital divide with positives by exploring the various ways to acquire and use technology and social media for overall life improvement.


Middle School and High School Students (6th-12th grade)

Participants will be from various locations in the Charlottesville, Virginia area that fall into the digital divide., areas where access is limited due to cost of technology, lack of skills, lack of education, lack of information, and lower-performance computers.

Workshop Presentation and Exercise Topics:

  • Social Media History - from telegraphs to FaceTime
  • How to Access Modern Information and Communications Technology
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dating Sites, Snapchat,
  • Business, Paying for Services, Ordering, Amazon, Revenue, and Sending Money
  • Cyberbullying
  • America and Entertainment, Human Beings and Depression
  • Human Connection vs Social Media
  • Combating Negative with Positive
  • Living a Fulfilled Life

Workshop Goals:

  • Improve Upon and Help Close the Gap of the Digital Divide
  • Increase Awareness, Education, and Information of Technology, Social Media, and the Digital Divide
  • Build a Community to Spread and Support the Change
  • Create Better Decision Makers
  • Gain Participant’s Acceptance of Social Media as a Tool Rather Than a Lifestyle
  • Show the Positives and Benefits of Technology and Social Media

Workshop Instructors:

Lead Facilitator: Freddy Jackson

Presenter: Emily Collins

Guest Speaker: Tasha Durrett - Communications Manager at Piedmont Housing Alliance

Light snacks and drink provided by Wegmans.

Free and Awesome, Tech-Based Raffles Prizes!

  • Digital Divide and Etiquette

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