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DCPL, Girls Inc. offers social media literacy programs for teens

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The Daviess County Public Library and Girls Inc. have teamed up to offer a social media program for teenagers ages 12-14. Under the title “Take Another Look: Media Literacy for Middle Schoolers”, the event will focus on teaching young people what is real and what is wrong in the world of social media.

Ashley Agada, Campus Manager at Girls Inc., is the main host. The event is scheduled for August 30th in the DCPL Public Lounge and features dinner for all present.

DCPL Teenage Programming Coordinator Sarah Jacobs hopes the teenagers will leave with the ability to analyze media messages and critically combat harmful stereotypes.

“I hope that participants will have this program with a greater awareness of how media messages can influence how we think about ourselves and the world around us,” she said. “Media – especially social media – has a profound impact on teenage lives. This influence can be a force for good, but it can also be used to spread information and harmful stereotypes. “

Girls Inc. has been a regular partner of the library for over a year. Agada has also run programs for teenagers that cover a variety of topics, from healthy eating to finding a job.

Registration for the event is not required; questions can be directed to Jacobs at 270-684-0211, extension. 248.

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