Category Archives: Media Literacy

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 Resources for Parents of Elementary School Girls Books Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think

These Kids are Wired! Part 2: Fun Activities for Kids – Moving Beyond Appearance and Being Media Smart!

Concerned that your children spend too much time “wired”? Research shows that the average youth (ages 8 – 18) spends 45 hours a week with media! That’s an intense relationship! Many parents talk to me about their concerns about worrisome media messages, especially those that promote unrealistic standards of beauty & perfection. These messages can

Resources on Media Literacy for Young Women

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: Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty: Short clip on “what it takes to make an ad”: Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty

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