Media Literacy Resources

These are some resources for parents who want to help their daughters learn to think critically about the messages in advertising and media. Clicking on the books will take you to their ordering pages on Amazon.com.

Resources for Parents of Elementary School Girls

Books
Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel
by Jean Kilbourne and Mary Pipher
Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes
by Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown
Websites

http://www.dadsanddaughters.org

http://www.newmoon.org

Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com

Short clip on “what it takes to make an ad”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U

Resources for Parents of Middle and High School Girls

Books
Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel
by Jean Kilbourne and Mary Pipher
Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes
by Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown
Websites

About Face http://www.about-face.org

Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org

Dads and Daughters http://www.dadsanddaughters.org

Daughters Online http://www.daughters.com

Media Literacy Clearinghouse http://www.frankwbaker.com

Media Awareness Network http://www.media-awareness.ca/

New Moon Girls Magazine http://www.newmoon.org

UNIQUELY ME: The Girl Scouts and Dove Self-Esteem Fundhttp://www.girlscouts.org/program/program_opportunities/leadership/uniquelyme.asp

Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com

Short clip on “what it takes to make an ad”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U

Watch the film: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/flat4.asp?id=6909

Dove Self Esteem Fund: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/dsef/

Take the quizzes: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/dsef/temp2.asp?id=4173

For a more extensive list of Media Literacy Online Resources: APA Task Force Report on the Sexualization of Girls

 

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