08 November 2017
Social Media Wellness Conversation with Instagram’s Director of Public Policy, Nicky Jackson Colaco

7:30 PM  | Kepler’s Literary Foundation

Menlo Park, CA


Award-winning journalist and radio host Angie Coiro sits down with noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker, and educator, Ana Homayoun and Instagram’s Director of Public Policy, Nicky Jackson Colaco, for a conversation about teens, tweens, and technology.

Homayoun, whose previous work has addressed the challenges facing both young boys and young girls in today’s complicated new world, has been featured on the issue of teens and social media today in the New York Times, the Pacific Standard, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Her new book,“Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World” reveals strategies parents and students can use to better manage the tides of digital interaction.

Colaco, who has served in public policy roles at Google, Facebook, and now at Instagram, shares just some of the work that one of the world’s leading social media platforms is doing to combat the challenges of our new media environment and to provide a better, safer and more secure digital space for students and parents.

Join them for evening looking at the actions you and your teen can take today to maneuver the nascent world of social media better, safer, and more effectively.

    03 February 2018
    Speaker, Menlo School Parent Education Conference

    Time TBD | Menlo School

    Atherton, CA


    In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens – and adults! – to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana’s work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development. 

    To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below: