Parents invited to free workshop on social media responsibility, internet safety

For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017

ORANGEVILLE, Ontario – Are you up to speed on what’s happening in the world of social media and how it relates to your kids?

Upper Grand DSB parents and guardians are invited to “Are you as social as your kids?” – A special workshop that aims to gets parents and their children on the same page when it comes to social media.

The workshop will focus on social media responsibility, internet safety and free educational tools that are available to UGDSB families.

The event is presented by the UGDSB Dufferin Joint Council and the Ministry of Education Regional PRO Grant. It will feature keynote speaker Chris Vollum and seminars led by Constable Scott Davis of the Orangeville Police and Michelle Campbell, Supervisor, Library & Media services for the UGDSB.

Vollum is an Oakville-based parent and widely-recognized educator on numerous social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat and Periscope. His keynote will focus on learning how to use and create social media accounts, the role social media plays in student anxiety, self-worth and wellness, and how social media can drive positive influence and create opportunity.

Constable Davis is the Community Services & Media Relations Officer at the Orangeville Police Service. His seminar will focus on internet safety.

Campbell, who helped create the UGDSB’s virtual learning commons, UG2GO, will help parents navigate their way through the digital resources available to all Upper Grand students and staff, utilizing UG2GO as a way of discovering the unlimited amount of learning resources available to their children both at school and home.


  • DATE: April 8, 2017
  • TIME: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Westside Secondary School (theatre), 300 Alder Street, Orangeville
  • COST: Free!

Register today online at Eventbrite.

If you have questions or require more information, please email