District 202 will share information about social media’s impact on body image on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in the auditorium at Plainfield North High School, 12005 248th St., Plainfield.

This free program, “Selfies & Screen Time! Social Media’s Impact on our Children’s Body Image”  is presented by District 202’s Plainfield Parent Community Network.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a resource fair and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.

Colleen Pipi, counselor, and Dr. Sammi Gasper, psychologist, will discuss:

  • Three theories that help explain the impact of social media on body image and disordered eating

  • Different ways social media negatively impacts body image

  • How to engage with social media in a more positive way

Audience members can ask questions after the presentation. The event also will be presented live on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeLy8dPTH3k.

It will also be recorded and posted to the PPCN website at https://plainfieldpcn.org/ 

Adults 18 and older also can tour the Hidden in Plain Sight trailer presented by HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization.) beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The trailer shows a teenager’s bedroom with seemingly ordinary items in plain sight that can hide drugs or alcohol.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

District 202 social workers, special education administrators and counselors formed the PPCN in fall 2016 to support parents with common parenting needs. A committee comprising district administrators, principals, counselors, and community members oversees the PPCN.

Professional development credits (CEUs and CPDUs) will be available for all certified educators attending this program.