On Friday, 17th August we were lucky enough to have Angela Barnett present her Pretty Smart talk to our female students in years 7-9. Many Waiheke Primary School students also joined us for this presentation.
From the website:
“Many girls start to lose their confidence at around 12. They start worrying more about how they look than how they’re doing in subjects like maths or science. And with 24/7 access to the internet, thousands are asking Google every month if they’re pretty enough. Google is not kind with its answers,” says Angela.
“Studies show that if teens are taught how the media and advertising works, they are less affected it. Pretty Smart Talks teaches them beauty is far more powerful as a feeling than an adjective. And while it’s fine to feel pretty and beautiful, it’s important not to be hoodwinked by the industry.”