Among topics she included were dangers of self-reporting, inappropriate behaviors, commitment problems for the future, stalking and sex trafficking.
“I included tips on how to keep yourself online safe such as: denying location requests, refraining from wearing schools’ clothing in pictures, refusing to give out personal information, when to block someone, be open-minded to slang and how to prove if someone is real,” she said.
Caskey said her participation in the teen ambassador board was sparked by a growing interest in politics.
“I was intrigued by the monumental impact legislation could have on my school and community,” she said.
Caskey talked several times with Cory Caudill, high school library media specialist, about her interest in government. He introduced her to the teen ambassador board.
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She was selected after writing an essay application and receiving Caudill’s recommendation.
“We address some of the issues facing our state and develop solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. I’m a member because it gives me a platform to state my opinions and elevate issues that are important to my community,” Caskey said of the board. “I thought this would also serve as an opportunity to network and interact with government employees, preparing me for my future.”
Caskey said that at this point she intends to attend the University of Dayton to major in civil engineering and minor in environmental engineering and political science.
The Teen Ambassador Board program is open to high school juniors and seniors who serve for one year. Caskey is the daughter of Mike Caskey, owner of Pro-Tech Custom Concrete, and Traci Ratcliff, a nurse at Miami Valley Hospital.