Junior League of Greenwich Announces Return of “Positively Digital”

The Junior League of Greenwich announced the return of their popular program, “Positively Digital!”

The program will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Junior League of Greenwich House.

This free workshop teaches 6th & 7th-grade girls and their guardians about healthy online habits and ways to positively interact on social media with their peers.

The Junior League developed this program last year in response to the areas of concern identified in the 2021 Greenwich Together Youth Survey specifically where 25% of female respondents expressed “a lot of stress around measuring up to others with respect to what you post on social media.”

In addition, According to the CDC, in 2021, 16% of high school students were electronically bullied, including through texting, Instagram, Facebook, or other social media, during the past year. Female students were more likely than male students to be electronically bullied.

This workshop was designed to help middle school-aged girls set themselves up for success online, and their parents are great partners in that educational journey.

Topics such as Red Flags/Best Practices, Healthy Communication, and Cyberbullying and Mental Health will be discussed, among others.

Speakers include Micaela Birmingham (an Emmy award-winning producer specializing in digital media).

During the 3-hour program, portions will be directed to guardians and girls together, while others will divide the group for more age-appropriate training.

“The Junior League of Greenwich is pleased to add Positively Digital! to our portfolio of programs designed to help girls be their best selves and learn healthy habits,” Junior League of Greenwich President Karen Hasterok said in a release.

The Junior League of Greenwich is offering this program for free to girls who attend school or reside in Greenwich.

Registration can be found at www.jlgreenwich.org

The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) has been bettering the community for over 60 years.  It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.