Social media awareness is set to be a topic of discussion next week as two presentations on topic are coming for parents/caregivers of Portage la Prairie School Division students.

The RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit will go over a variety of topics with parents, including safety on various social media apps, risky online behaviour/issues related to social media, the consequences/emotional impact of using social media, criminal aspects of social media and online bullying and strategies/resources to support mental health or social media concerns.

The awareness presentations will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. April 4th will be at La Verendrye School, while April 5th will see a change of venue to Portage Collegiate Institute in their MPR building.

Social media awareness discussions will be vital to parents' understanding of the repercussions that can be felt from the internet.