Lake City Secondary School Falcons have logged off their Twitter accounts and muted their ringtones in honour of Social Media-Free Week.
As a testament to anti-bullying, many students from grades 10-12 at the high school have resolved to abstain from using social media this week from Monday, Feb. 23 to Friday, Feb. 27.
A $5 participation fee enters students’ names in a draw for a series of great awards, including up to $200 in cash for the grand prize.
Spearheaded by LCSS teacher, Robin Fofonoff, and her leadership class, the challenge not only encourages students to rethink their dependence on electronic devices, but also urges participants to reflect on the negative aspects of the dynamic world of social media.
To top it all off, the entire LCSS faculty and student body also wore pink shirts on Wed. Feb. 25, in honour of Canada’s annual Anti-Bullying Day.
Amidst the crush of everyday life, Lake City Secondary students and staff demonstrate great initiative and ambition by taking the time to raise awareness within their school environment.
And if teenagers can put off social media and wear pink shirts, so can you.
Sarah Dickens is a student at Lake City Secondary School.