Social Media Wellness Conversation with The Los Altos Town Crier

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Category: Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun, sat down with the Los Altos Town Crier to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, which aims to illuminate today’s social media landscape, inspire critical conversations that parents, teens, and educators need to be having around technology, and offer practical means for helping our kids achieve … Continue reading

“Notification Nation”: Gentry Magazine in Conversation with Ana Homayoun

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Schools, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

The last time Gentry Magazine sat down with our founder, Ana Homayoun, it was 2012 and her book The Myth of the Perfect Girl had just been released. For this month’s issue, she sat down with them again to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.  The book aims to … Continue reading

Social Media and Female Friendships: It’s Complicated

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Category: Technology, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Green Ivy founder, Ana Homayoun, was recently interviewed by The Daily Beast about the influence of social media on female friendships, and the layers of complexity things like group texts and messaging apps have added to the equation. “One of the biggest examples is teen girls calling for ‘Instasupport’ from their friends, which means that if a friend … Continue reading

December Newsletter

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Standardized Test Prep, Technology, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Greetings!   I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was one filled with gratitude and good food, and that this upcoming holiday season is wonderful for you and your family.   This weekend, I came across this article in the NYTimes Sunday paper by Tony Schwartz entitled, Addicted to Distraction. I had some of my students read it … Continue reading

A Positive Step Towards Cyberbullying Awareness

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

I often talk to parents, teachers and students about the stress from social media sites, as technology becomes more ubiquitous in today’s society.  There are too many stories these days about students who commit suicide because they were bullied online, many times from anonymous sources on sites such as Ask.fm. It doesn’t seem like there … Continue reading