Meeting Them Where They Are: Designing an App for Early Adolescents’ Healthy Social Media Use

Date: October 3, 2019 • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Presenters: Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., Catherine Delcourt, Ph.D., Ashley Kim '19, Cynthia Serrano Najera '21, Payton Vandergriff '22
Location: Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College, Room 413

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and Catherine Delcourt, Ph.D.

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.


For those who are unable to attend in person, this program will be streamed live on Facebook and the video will be archived on our website.

This is a program of the Social Change Dialogues at the Wellesley Centers for Women, and is free and open to the public. Tea, coffee, and cookies will be provided. Parking is available in the Davis Parking Facility. For accessibility questions, contact Accessibility Services at Wellesley College.

For questions or to confirm program lineup: wcw@wellesley.edu or 781.283.2500

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