Conard Meeting Addresses Texting, Sexting, and Teens

On Wednesday, January 20th, Cyber Compass, the district’s Internet awareness committee, held a forum at Conard High School titled “Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Texting, Sexting and Teens.”

Even though this forum was in the making for months, it coincidentally happened after a Conard High physical education and health teacher became the subject of a police investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to a female student.

West Hartford Cyber Compass Website

Conard Forum on Staying Safe in the Digital Age January 20th

Cyber Compass, an initiative of West Hartford educators and parents, is hosting a forum on safe communication in the digital age.

The Jan. 20 session, “Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Sexting, Texting and Teens,” will feature Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and an interactive panel of experts to help parents and students navigate the social, legal, and technological impact of modern communication.

Geared toward both parents and teens, the forum will feature Cruger Phillips, executive director of HopeWorks; Conard High School Principal Tom Moore; Bristow Middle School Principal Andrew Morrow; attorney Anne Littlefield of Shipman & Goodwin; West Hartford Police Lt. Donald Melanson and student panelists

The forum will be held at Conard High School and will begin at 7 p.m. The snow date is Feb. 10.

For more information, see a flyer here or contact Nancy DePalma, principal, Whiting Lane School, at