Dangers of the Internet: The Effects of Technology on Students



PHILIPSBURG – The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs  held an interactive and informative session entitled, “The Dangers of the Internet and the Effects of Technology on Students.” The information session was presented to groups 7 & 8 students of the Sister Borgia Elementary School in order to empower them and their peers in using the media to their benefit and bring awareness of the many potential dangers.

The session was  held on Wednesday 15th February, 2017 at the Sister Borgia Elementary School at 10:00 a.m. The objective of the session was to bring awareness to students about the many uses and types of media, the effects that this can have them (both academically and socially), and how their decisions play a great role in their future outcome.

The Student Support Services Division thanks the school manager and teachers of the Sister Borgia School for their initiative in taking advantage of the many services that are offered by SSSD all in the best interest of their students. For more information, you can contact the Student Support Services Division at 543-1235 or email studentsupportservices@sintmaartengov.org. The SSSD office is located in the Amigo Building across from the Police Station and next to the WIB.

The Student Support Services Division(SSSD) provides support services to students referred by the care team of their schools. These services consists of psychological services, counseling services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, speech language pathology  services and parent education sessions. SSSD also provides workshops to teachers and school personnel.