Parent Workshop: Helping girls use social media in healthy ways
Parents and educators often don’t know where to start when talking to girls about social-media expectations and guidelines. We didn't grow up with Snapchat and Instagram, and it can be overwhelming to stay informed on the latest apps, and monitor what girls are exposed to and experience. Social media is not going away, and researchers agree that social media use by teen girls is currently "fueling a mental health crisis.” In MEDIAGIRL’s 60-90 minute workshop, founder and Executive Director Michelle Cove shares a new road map with concrete strategies to help parents and educators understand our kids' use of social media, and guide girls in making social media fun, healthy, and empowering.
Who we are
MEDIAGIRLS, a nonprofit in Boston, teaches middle-school girls and young women how to harness the power of media for positive change. Girls learn to transform social media from a space known for breeding insecurity, to one where they express their authentic selves, challenge sexist media, and speak up for what they believe in.
What you'll learn
About the speaker
Michelle Cove, founder and Executive Director of MEDIAGIRLS, is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and journalist whose projects have been featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Katie Couric’s talk show "Katie," "The Today Show," Fox TV, and national publications. She is the author of the book I Love Mondays (Seal Press, 2012), co-author of the national bestseller I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict, and author of Seeking Happily Ever After (Tarcher Penguin, 2010). Michelle was Sr. Editor of the national magazine Girls' Life, and continues to blog regularly for the award-winning Huffington Post Parents.
Contact MEDIAGIRLS Program Coordinator Angela Scott at email@example.com for scheduling and pricing information. If you're a parent interested in bringing this program to your daughter's school, please share this information with someone in your school's administration so they can reach out to us.