Sexting, Snapchat & Selfies: What Parents Need to Know About Teens Online
Do you feel clueless when it comes to your teen’s world of apps and social media? Why do they take all those “selfies” anyway?! Join us on Thursday, February 27 for an eye-opening presentation sponsored by the Safe STEPS for Teens Task Force. Speakers include Boston University assistant professor and expert Sophie Godley and local teens who will demonstrate and discuss the most popular social media sites. Learn what parents can do to guide their teens through the perils and pitfalls of these sites and others. The workshop is geared to parents of students in grades 5-12, is free of charge, and will be held in the 2nd floor Project Room at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School located at 350 Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose. Refreshments will be served! For more information contact MAAV at 781-662-2010.
Coffee House Kicks Off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Over 100 people attended our Community Coffee House, “Voices Against Violence,” on February 8, featuring music and poetry related to the theme of friendship, abuse and healthy relationships. The Coffee House was organized by Melrose High School student leaders Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Katarina Frazier, and involved student and adult performers from throughout the community. It was a memorable and remarkable evening! Check out video clips of the performances here.
MAAV Seeks Mentoring Program Coordinator
Check out the job description here.