Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls. She is best known for her work addressing sexualisation, objectification, harms of pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking and violence against women.
During the day Melinda Tankard Reist will deliver a number of presentations to students on the topic ‘The Online life of girls’. (Please see brief description below).
Student presentation- The Online life of girls
This presentation will equip girls to: • Understand potential harms online • Develop critical media literacy skills • Make healthier choices online • Value tech downtime • Be alert to predatory behaviour • Resist pressure to send sexualised selfies.”
Parent presentation (7pm) evening: Too much too young: the sexualisation of children and what we can do about it.
Melinda will explore with parents and friends how the proliferation of sexualised images and messages contributes to a distorted view of bodies, relationships and sexuality, hampering their children’s healthy physical, emotional and social development. How can we address this toxic culture and raise happy, healthy and resilient kids? “
l then present to parents, friends and visitors on the topic Too much too young: the sexualisation of children and what we can do about it.
All parents and friends of the College are invited to join us for the parent presentation commencing at 7pm.