Social Media 101- Using it Right
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About the Event
Join Gift Igbin founder of SGI- Social Media Management.
Social Media 101- Using it Right Workshop. Social media has come a long way and so much has changed since it first began. So many use it for good and we also know there are accounts that cause conflicts, lack of self-esteem, and self-doubt in youths, over the over polarized images, false contents, and unrealistic body images. So many youths today have struggled mentally since Facebook and Instagram came into the mix and became the popular app along with Tiktok.
Now why many may share their truths through their accounts, we see a few that share unrealistic images that cause a lot of teens to struggle with their self-confidence. A recent study on "The Wall Street Journal" showed 40% of Instagram users are 22 years old or younger and about 22 million teens log into Instagram each day. 40% reported feeling unattractive. About a quarter reported feeling "not good enough.
1 in 5 from their online survey showed that Instagram makes teens feel worse about themselves and causing high levels of social comparison. Plus from the same study conducted in 2019 showed high numbers of teens who struggled with mental health was worsened by Instagram and what they called "Teen Mental Health Deep Dive" Since and during the pandemic especially in the isolation period a lot of youth said "if you wanted to show your friends what you were doing, you had to go on Instagram and called it 'an obsession" So how can we as a community learn to empower the younger generation and help them feel confident, empowered and worthy when online?
Join us for an interactive session lead by youth, for youths, and learn how to continue to use it right to ensure you don't fall into the pressure of comparing yourself, your self-worth, and your value to others online.
Open to ALL girls ages 10-18 years old (Parents welcomed)