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Meeting Them Where They Are: Designing an App for Early Adolescents’ Healthy Social Media Use
October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Dr. Linda Charmaraman of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Dr. Catherine Delcourt of the Wellesley College Computer Science department teamed up to design an app for middle-school-age youth that encourages healthy social media use. In summer 2019, Drs. Charmaraman and Delcourt, along with summer interns Ashley Kim ’19, Cynthia Serrano Najera ’21, and Payton Vandergriff ’22, hosted a workshop at a local school to teach middle schoolers how to use social media in healthy ways and get their feedback on design prototypes of the app Drs. Charmaraman and Delcourt are creating. During this program, the team will review their progress and next steps.
This program is part of the Social Change Dialogues hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women. It is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served.
For accessibility questions, contact [email protected] or call 781.283.2434. For more information about the Social Change Dialogues, visit wcwonline.org/calendar.
The Wellesley Centers for Women is an academic research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change. We advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.