Edmond, OK (KOKH) —
Edmond Public Schools is bringing a new initiative into the New Year that's aimed at raising awareness among students and families of what lurks within and beyond social media.
#ThinkBeforeYouPost educates students and parents about the consequences that can arise as a result of posting or reposting hoax threats, obscene photos, hate speech, and bullying according to EPS.
The district said they've seen an increase in erroneous social media posts, especially regarding school safety.
Edmond Public Schools has partnered with the Edmond Police department for the initiative.
Officers will visit all six middle schools to teach students about their digital footprint and reporting safety concerns along with the repercussions of posting or reposting false information.