Growing up OVERexposed: Helping Teens Navigate in a Hyper-Sexualized Digital World

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Growing up OVERexposed: Helping Teens Navigate in a Hyper-Sexualized Digital World

Gender Messaging

Impact of gender stereotypes and early messages to our kids

Digital social media connection- “Likes”

Hyper-Sexualized Teen and Tween Behavior

Early sexual exposure, exploration and the rape culture

Prevalence of sexting

Tween and teen early exposure to pornography (average age 11)

Navigating (Sexual) Consent

What consent “is” and what consent “isn’t”

Teen dating abuse: confusion between intimacy and aggression

Date rape drugs and the role of alcohol on sexual assault

“Only we have the power to create a world where nobody is silent about injustices. Let's start talking!”

More About Lauren Hersh

Lauren Hersh is an internationally recognized lawyer, activist, educator and writer working to combat violence against women and girls in schools, online and in the legal arena. She is the Founder and National Director of World Without Exploitation, the National Coalition to End Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. Lauren works with the National Organization for Women.

Lauren believes in real and raw conversations about tough issues that can ignite change. Her talks are engaging, fun, and at times, funny as she speaks from experience. Lauren's perspective is as a human rights lawyer, prosecutor, gender justice activist and parent. Lauren will expose truths, urge people to explore, to question, and challenge us.

Lauren believes we must be UNsilenced — for our kids, for our communities, for our workplaces.

Age Groups
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
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Last Updated: 02/21/19