After School is proud to announce that our second annual Social Media Safety in Schools (SMSS) event will be held January 17, 2018 at Accomplice in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.
Last year, we held our first SMSS event. The one-day conference brought social media companies, law enforcement, internet safety experts, and school administrators together to discuss how we can work together to limit the impact of and prevent school-focused threats using social media.
This year’s event will focus on preventing teen suicide using social media. The speakers and participants will come from a diverse cross section of professional backgrounds, and will include technology and digital citizenship expert David Ryan Polgar, Christopher Munch from The Suicide Prevention App, Matt Soeth from #ICanHelp, as well as representatives from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Kik, Crisis Text Line, The Children’s Health Council, My Digital Tat2, and more. There will also be educators, students, and members of the media participating in the event.
We are finalizing our details for the event and our full list of participants. If you would like to get involved with SMSS2, please contact Matt@AfterSchoolApp.com.