domingo, marzo 04, 2007

Empowering Girls: media literacy resources

Girls get this message repeatedly: What matters is how “hot” they look. It plays on TV and across the Internet. You hear it in song lyrics and music videos. You see it in movies, electronic games, and clothing stores. It’s a powerful message.

As parents, you are powerful too. You can teach girls to value themselves for who they are, rather than how they look. You can teach boys to value girls as friends, sisters, and girlfriends, rather than as sexual objects. And you can advocate for change with manufacturers and media producers.

The following list of resources can help. See for more information, including APA's Report of the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls.

This list of resources was provided to APA’s Council of Representatives with the Report of the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and has been filed with APA. This means that the list of resources has not been adopted as a policy of APA nor has APA endorsed each of the resources cited. This list of resources is provided only for information and reference purposes.

ACT--Alliance for Children and Television
Advocates for Youth
Beacon Street Girls
Center for Media Literacy
Dads and Daughters
Girl Scouts of America
Girls Inc
Girls Inc. Media Literacy
Girls, Women, and Media Project
Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Mainely Girls
Media Awareness Network
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
New Moon Magazine
See Jane/Improving Gender Portrayalsin Children’s Media
Teen Voices/Women’s Express
Third Wave Foundation
uniquely Me! The Girl Scouts/Dove Self-Esteem Program
Words Can Work

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