Monday, May 22, 2017

Girls and Social Media: A Facebook Live Chat

Here at Girl Scouts, we love social media—through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we can communicate with volunteers, parents, and girls, (and all those who care about them) in real time. It helps us celebrate our girls' achievements in such a cool way and gives us a platform to join together and lift each other up when we need it most.

That said, the do's and don'ts of social can sometimes be tricky even for seasoned adults to navigate. Add kids into the mix, and the terrain gets even more complicated. On one hand, you want to keep them safe—but on the other, you don't want your child to be left out of their social circle when all of their friends are on Instagram, musical.ly, or Snapchat.

That's why we're excited to announce next week's Facebook Live event, featuring Girl Scouts' developmental psychologist Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald in conversation with Kayla Santalla, Girl Scouts' senior digital media strategist on Wednesday, May 24th at 3:00 pm ET.

Andrea and Kayla are excited to take your questions about kids and social media both live and in advance. (You can direct-message them to us via Facebook starting today.) They're eager to tackle topics including:
  • How young is too young for social media?
  • Should you check up on your kid's account, or is that an invasion of privacy?
  • What privacy settings and other tactics can you use to keep your kids safe online?
  • Are there certain posts that parents shouldn't share about their children?
  • What's the deal with screen time and kids overall? Is it really so bad? We'll make sense of the confusing reports. 

So don't forget to RSVP and join us this Wednesday, May 24th at 3:00 pm ET. We'll see you there!