Are you concerned with how online life and social media are shaping girls’ development, their identity, relationships and their feelings of self-worth? At a time when tween and teen girls are exploring their own individuality and finding their true self, our daughters are facing a constant barrage of social media messages, influencers, and trends, from sexy selfies to body stereotypes and social comparison. What can parents do about it?
On Wednesday, September 7th, Children and Screens’ next “Ask The Experts” webinar “Mirror, Mirror, in My Palm: Girls and Media” will convene a panel of expert researchers, psychologists, and parenting experts to examine parents’ most pressing questions on how online media affects girls and their mental and physical health as they navigate through the increasingly tricky waters of social media and digital interactions. Topics will include identity development, social pressures, media behaviors, cyberbullying and social exclusion, media portrayals, sexual identity and more! This webinar will provide practical tips to help you help the girls in your lives gain control of their on- and offline engagement.
Elizabeth Englander, PhD, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University
Lisa Damour, PhD, Author and Psychologist
Meenakshi Gigi Durham, PhD, University of Iowa
Sophia Choukas-Bradley, PhD, Teen and Young Adult Lab (TAYA Lab), University of Pittsburgh
Lanice Avery, PhD, Research on Intersectionality, Sexuality, and Empowerment (RISE) Lab, University of Virginia