Article from Bedford Indiana Times – Garrett Godsey

Garrett Godsey, with guitar, is pictured with a group of REAL girls and REAL boys from the Indianapolis area. He created the song “Digital Demon,” which focuses on sexting problems among teens. Godsey’s father is a 1985 Bedford North Lawrence High School graduate.

Youth leaders, teachers and teenagers will gather for a free event at the Lighthouse Christian Bookstore from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will include a video screening of “Digital Demon,” a B SMRT message by Katie Wolfe of Get REAL inC, and concerts by local teen band “Washington and Out” and teen musician and songwriter Garrett Godsey of Avon. Throughout the event, prizes will be drawn for youth leaders and teens, and from 5 – 6 p.m. guests can meet those involved in “The Digital Demon” video project.

“The Digital Demon” music video of Garrett Godsey’s original song raises awareness on the possible dangers of sexting while addressing peer pressure, cyber-bullying, harassment, consequences and depression. The message also offers hope to those who may have made the choice and shows that the responses of others is critical.
“I chose to host this event because I know the importance of facing this topic that is destroying and taking lives,” Brenda Harrison, owner of Lighthouse Christian Bookstore, said in a prepared statement. “This video attacks this topic head-on in a way that relates to teens.”

Bedford North Lawrence High School students Allyson Adams, Abby Adams and Kylie Rife joined dozens of teens from across the state to re-enact this dramatic interpretation.

For more information e-mail lighthousebkstr@aol.com.

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Get REAL inC is a faith-based nonprofit organization based the Indianapolis area. Its mission is to educate, encourage and empower teen girls to be REAL — Respected, Educated, Able and Loyal to self, family, friends, community, future and Jesus Christ.

For more information about Get REAL inC, go to www.getrealinc.org.

Garrett Godsey is a 14-year-old musician who has been playing guitar since age 7. Playing an acoustic mix of Christian, rock and classic rock music, he has opened for several national and regional touring music groups. He has two songs available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com. Godsey lives in Avon and has ties to Bedford. Godsey’s father, Scott, is a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. For more information, visit www.garrettgodsey.com.

If you or someone you know has fallen into a “Tech Trap,”  we urge you to find a trusted adult to talk to.  Below are some resources you can go to for help.

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