Tweens and teens can lead secret social media lives. How do parents and schools promote social media wellness?
On September 18, Charlotte Prep will welcome author and educator Ana Homayoun for a Parent Education Series event that will focus on some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone. (The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Mezzanine. RSVP online.) Ana’s work, which is grounded in research and based on more than 15 years of working with students, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy child and teen development.
Ana will share advice from her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World. The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health.
To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
- New York Times: The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers
- Washington Post: 5 ways parents can help their kids manage social media
- OurPact: Teens, Tweens & Tech: Q&A With Expert Ana Homayoun
- NBC Education Nation: What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat
- Chicago Tribune: Social Media Footprints
- Today Show: 9 Tips to Help Teens Manage Social Media Footprint
About Ana Homayoun
Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker, and educator. She is the author of three books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and her latest, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World. Ana speaks at schools and organizations all over the world about organization, time-management, personal purpose, and overall wellness, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, and ABC News, among others. She is a frequent guest on NPR.
Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm, and has spent the past seventeen years working with students, parents, and educators around the world. For more information, please visit www.anahomayoun.com and www.greenivyed.com.