Social media expert Brian Housman recently spoke to Crossett Students about social media and how much it can affect a teenager’s life.

The event, which was ongoing in the Crossett High School auditorium throughout the day he spoke, also had a session open to parents and the public after school.

Houseman explained to students how bullying can be through social media channels such as Facebook, Snapchat, Youtube, Twitter, and Kik.

He cited many statistics such as teens send on average 3,339 texts per day. Texting is the second use of cell phones, coming in right behind checking the time.

He said wanted students to realize that bullying hurts people whether they realize it or not. In his conclusion, Housman showed photos of children who committed suicide because they were either bullied or felt like they didn’t fit in on social media.

Housman has been working with parents and teens for more than 20 years. He speaks at many conferences, churches, schools, camps, and military bases each year. He has led student and parent programs from coast to coast as well as several international locations. He is the author of “Engaging Your Teen’s World” and “Tech Savvy Parenting”.

He is also the executive director of the 360 Family Conferences.

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