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Social media workshop set

Social media allows us to connect with old friends, network, share information and create awareness for good causes. On the other hand, events such as the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell by a person she met online points out the risks associated with social media use.

Longwood University will present their ideas on social media related problems and discuss potential solutions at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library on Tuesday. Session one will be from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and session two will be from 3-5:30 p.m.

Longwood students recognize the need to improve our online communities. Through this event, they hope to expose the risks and highlight the rewards that come with social media use. Many topics will be addressed, ranging from online harassment to catfishing and photoshopping to privacy rights.

The community is invited to come for a short visit or stay for both sessions. All ages are encouraged to attend this free and educational event. Contact Elise Green at greenea4@longwood.edu or (434) 395-4908 for additional information.