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Social Media Used to Send Positive Message: #YourLifeYourChoice
BETHEL, Ohio (Adam Clements) -- Social Media can be a source of negativity and vicious bullying.
But now tri-state schools hope to use that same social media to spread positive messages to students. Local 12's Adam Clements gives us a look at a special initiative from the coalition for a drug free greater Cincinnati called, Your Live, Your Choice."
Ten years ago, if you got caught in class with a cell phone it usually meant a one way ticket to the principals office. In today's tech savvy world things like iPads and cell phones are actually encouraged, when they can be used for good.
Principal Susen Arn says it's a perfect way to reach her students in a language they can all understand.
Each day students at Bethel Tate High School will be given a message like this one, Be yourself, an original is worth more than a copy. They're encouraged to share that message on Facebook and twitter with the hashtag, #yourlifeyourchoice
Topics range from drugs and alcohol to how the students treat one another. A school administrator can only preach positivity so much. Susen says when her students hear the message from their peers, that's when she knows it's working.
Students who repost the positive message with the hashtag #yourlifeyourchoice can actually win cash prizes. The program lasts through next Friday.
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