Parent + Educator Workshops

Young people need support as they begin to navigate social media as critical consumers.

Raising a #REALMEDIAGIRL: A Workshop for Parents and Educators

In our 90-minute Raising a #REALMEDIAGIRL Workshop, parents and educators learn how to help young people:

  1. Identify media’s “perfect” girl and toxic beauty standards displayed through social media platforms, celebrities, influencers, advertisements, and other forms of media.
  2. Evaluate their true self-worth outside of physical appearance.
  3. Think critically about social media and online behaviors.
  4. Create new, healthy social media norms grounded in authenticity.

What our partners say

“We learned how to stand up to media messages that undermine girls and women. We can either be mesmerized by the media’s false images or empowered to re-shape them. By modeling the latter, MEDIAGIRLS gives girls the tools to transform their lives and the world around them.”

– Paula Sharaga, Brookline Public Library

“The presentation to middle-school and high-school girls and parents was remarkably engaging for their parents. Her candid assesment of the societal pressures that the media passively and overtly gives to pre-teen and teenage girls was informative and thought-provoking.”

-Justin Cameron, Frederick W. Hartness Middle School

“We are grateful to MEDIAGIRLS for teacher our students and their parents about strengthening their core and empowering them to be ‘game-changers.'”

– Day Newburg, Cohen Hillel Academy

Anti-Racism Workshop: How Girls Can Use Social Media To Take Down Racism

In our Anti-Racism Workshop, parents and educators learn how to support young people and budding activists by discussing:

  1. Inspiring Young Leaders Fighting for Racial Justice
  2. How Racism Manifests on Different Social Media Platforms
  3. How Young People are Using Their Social Media to Speak Up and Spread Awareness about Racism
  4. How We Can All Be Authentic, Anti-Racist Activists Online and Offline.

TikTok: What Should I Know?

In our TikTok Workshop, parents and educators learn the basics of TikTok and how to help the young people in their lives foster a healthy relationship with the app.

  1. TikTok: An Overview
  2. The Benefits and Drawbacks of TikTok
  3. How to Maximize the Benefits of TikTok