Selfie Talk: What is your selfie saying?

Selfie Talk: What is your selfie saying?

We are hosting a week long campaign for young women on our campus to examine what their social media might be saying about them to the world. This campaign will look at beauty through a new lense and ask our girls to “see” themselves in a different light. We will also focus on relationships with a strong focus on teen dating violence and the roles social media is playing in today’s relationships. We will have a guest speaker from an area women’s shelter come and address the girls regarding these topics!

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Selfie Talk: What is your Selfie saying? Humble High school will be hosting a Girl Campaign during the week of March 7-11. Selfie Talk will be a week long campaign aimed at having the young women on our campus examine themselves and the “picture” they are presenting to the world. Each day will focus on a way that young women today can present themselves to the world that shows their intelligence, their abilities, and their inner beauty. Research shows that:

  • 9 out of 10 girls want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance
  • 6 out of 10 girls are so concerned with the way they look that they are holding back from participating in important life activities
  • Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful
  • 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful Sadly, our young women are so obsessed with the idea of “beauty” and they are doing drastic things to be certain they are seen this way!

According to Lucie Hemmen, a clinical psychologist and author, “A secure, mature person is going to post selfies that are spontaneous and not overly engineered or edited, and they’re going to do it less often. A more insecure person is going to post staged or sexualized photos, and they’re going to do it so much that they become consumed by it and the comments they receive.” On Thursday, March 10th, we will host an all-girls assembly with guest speaker Patti Triston from Family Time Crisis and Counseling. This assembly will target the insecurities that young women are suffering from and bring to light the realities of allowing those insecurities to govern our lives and decisions. This assembly will feature sensitive subject matter such as using Social Media, Texting/Sexting, Recognizing Teen dating violence, Sexual assault awareness, Healthy Relationships, Love is Respect, and Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center. *A permission slip will be distributed to all girls in Humble High school to attend this assembly. It must be returned ONLY IF YOU DO NOT WISH YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND THIS EVENT! In this new era of hyped up social media contact, our young women are now more than ever being told that “Beauty” and “acceptance” are the most important things. It’s all about the “likes”! Our week-long look at “What is your Selfie saying” will help address these issues and teach our girls that their self-worth may not be what they are demonstrating in their “Selfie”.

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