GB England & Wales has launched Vol. 2 of its Culture Check-Up vlog which aims to inspire leaders to engage with girl culture in innovative ways.
Love Island is a reality-constructed TV dating game show and it is this season’s cultural (and controversial) phenomenon.
GB's Advocacy Co-ordinator Dr Claire Rush explains ‘This Culture Check-Up vlog is aimed at informing GB leaders, church members, and parents about the TV show that most girls are watching, talking and Snapchatting about... as well as providing some helpful tips about how we can help young people to become critical not passive consumers of the media. Love Island raises issues around relationships, sex, body image and mental health; if young people are watching it, let’s use it as a tool to provoke healthy conversations.’
This is the second of a series of vlogs which aims to help leaders unpack key issues impacting girls in the UK. Vol. 1 on mental health was launched during Mental Health Awareness Week in May. You can watch it here.
The new film can be viewed online or below and, if you're a GB leader, can even be shared with your local or regional leadership team as part of your on-going commitment to equip yourself.
Why don’t you share GB’s Culture Check-Up vlog on Love Island on your social media and help GB invest in leaders, parents and wider church members?
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