Jonathan Frecceri Quote

Top Quotes from SMSS 2018: Using Social Media to Prevent Teen Suicide

April 4, 2018

In January, After School hosted the second annual Social Media Safety in Schools conference. This year’s event focused on the intersections of teen suicide prevention and social media. This collaborative conference included teens, school professionals, technologists and others to share information and take action around preventing teen suicide.

In no particular order, here are some of the most impactful quotes from participants of the 2018 Social Media Safety in Schools Conference:

“Suicide is a layered, complex issue. It’s not simple, and we all need to work together.” — Jonathan Frecceri

“When you experience kids that do show some suicidal tendencies, just acknowledge

1. They need more attention, and

2. They want something to change in their life.” — Michael Callahan, After School CEO

“We must leverage technology to solve technology-related problems.” — Dr. Elias Aboujaoude

“It’s my belief that technology’s role can fast-pace us to a point where we will actually be able to understand suicide better.” — Chris Munch

“I don’t think social media is causing self-harm or suicide. I think social media is amplifying things that are already there.” — Emma, High School Student

Watch each session from the 2018 Social Media Safety in Schools Conference on After School’s YouTube Channel or click on the link below:

See all of the presentations by checking out the After School YouTube channel. Check out After School’s CEO Michael Callahan experiences with suicide and bullying by watching this keynote speech.

Read More