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Area students learn about dangers of social media


"You didn't grow up, you gave up."

This is Officer Dave Gomez's reply to youth citing "growing up" as an excuse for misusing the internet, alcohol and drugs. The response should be mirrored by everyone discussing the health and wellness of youth.

On Dec. 12 and 13, North Central District Health Department and the Holt/Boyd County Collaboration brought Gomez to 10 areas schools in Holt and Knox counties. Gomez, a 13-year Idaho law enforcement officer veteran and 10 as a school resource officer, presented "Dangers of Social Media" to sixth- through 12th-grade students....


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