“Be a S.M.A.R.T. Parent Day”
In order to reduce bullying, Britain has spearheaded an effort to encourage parents to be a guiding force with regard to social media usage. She proposed and received a proclamation from the Erie County Commissioners to designate one day each calendar year, October 6th, as “Be a S.M.A.R.T. Parent Day” for Erie County, Ohio. She is currently working with State and U.S. Legislators to make this a state-wide and national day.
The acronym S.M.A.R.T. stands for: Social Media Awareness, Respect and Timing.
This day would remind parents to talk to their children about:
- The types of social media their children use ( Social Media Awareness).
- Respecting themselves and others when posting on social media (Respect).
- When it is appropriate to use social media, emphasizing human contact is the most important contact (Timing).