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Liberty Elementary School Health Fair
By Bryan McLoone | firstname.lastname@example.org
GALENA, KS.--- Liberty Elementary School in Galena held its first health fair today. The students learned more than just nutrition and exercise, the school had a focus on social media and personal safety. The students were told today that their life online can affect their life in the real world. One of the first things young kids are taught is to not speak to strangers.
"You should always be careful of what you are saying," said Chloe Harner, 4th Grade Student.
"Don't give out your age and don't be friends with people you don't know," said Myka Danley, 4th Grade Student.
That advice should also be used on the internet. Liberty Elementary held a health fair today, one of the workshops was about online safety.
"Health and wellness is very important, both physically and digitally. Your online presence is just as important to stay healthy," said Jason Grotheer, Galena Schools Director of Technology.
Grotheer says allowing kids to socialize in an "adult world" can cause some issues
"You need to know what you are doing. And you need to take responsibility for things that you've done, things that you want to do," said Grotheer.
Administrators want young kids to know that things put online can affect others
"Once those things are posted, once these things are out there, once things are said, there always out there and always will be out there," said Grotheer.
The workshop also talked about the responsibilities of having a cell phone. The students were told of the dangers of texting while driving. The instructor even suggested the kids tell their parents not to text or talk on the phone while driving if they see them doing it.