Category Archives: Media Literacy

How to Help Girls Dissect Media and Advertisement Messaging

How to Help Girls Dissect Media and Advertisement Messaging Check out this great resource from Kids in the House on media literacy and helping girls to be critical thinkers, featuring our CEO and Founder, Dr. Melissa Johnson: Alternative link: https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/video/embed/5698 For more information on elementary education visit KidsInTheHouse.com  

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: http://www.about-face.org Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty: http://www.dove.us/social-mission/campaign-for-real-beauty.aspx Short clip on “what it takes to make an ad”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U Dove/Campaign for Real Beauty

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