Deputy Greg Everhart of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Department will be presenting to students and parents on the evening of Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 pm in the D’Evelyn Auditorium leading into the Accountability meeting. His presentation is designed to educate students and parents on the current climate around the inappropriate use of the internet, cell phones, and social media applications.
Across American public schools, we hear of frequent misuse of social media and online resources by students, often with harmful and even devastating consequences. As a D’Evelyn community, we are not exempt from these concerns. Over the past several years, the D’Evelyn faculty, staff, and administration have seen students make mistakes, and at times break the law, with their use of social media and messaging applications.
As an administrative team, we work collaboratively with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies to address these behaviors as they arise. However, we are hopeful that by educating parents and students on the realities and perils of various social media and networking platforms, we can begin a strong partnership to steer students away from dangerous, harmful behaviors in the realm of social media and networking.
We are honored and please to have Deputy Greg Everhart offer this presentation, and provide support for D’Evelyn daily. Deputy Everhart has been a member of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Department for 16 years, and a School Resource Officer (SRO) supporting Jeffco Schools for 15 years. For the past nine years, he has served D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School as our SRO. Deputy Everhart brings unique perspective based upon his vast experience working with students in a variety of areas over the years. He has seen an increase in the frequency of improper student behavior online, and aims to work with our entire community to reduce and ideally eliminate this behavior.
During his presentation, he will address several key areas where he sees students finding trouble, and will provide information and updates in these areas:
The presentation corresponds with the November Accountability meeting, and official Accountability Committee business will commence after the presentation from Deputy Everhart. Families are welcome to either stay for the Accountability Committee meeting, or leave after Deputy Everhart’s presentation.