Media Literacy for Girls Resources

Articles

 “The PBS Parents Guide to Raising Girls will help you understand your daughter's inner and outer worlds. You'll find out how to help her grow up powerful, self-confident, and self-aware — with a critical eye towards the messages the media is marketing to her.”

This mom blog will give you insights and advice from a mom just like you raising young girls in a world of depression and self-hate.

Media and celebrities show their true beauty.

Dove explains why bullies bully. 

Be The Change NZ campaign video 'Be The Hero - help STOP bullying' #upstand video

Dove can help you girls develop a positive body image.

Raising girls from a dad's point of view not only helps dad connect with their daughters, but helps moms help dads too!

Videos

Be The Change NZ campaign video 'Be The Hero - help STOP bullying' #upstand video

“Time-lapse video shows the radical effect of Photoshop on model's body. The clip, created for GlobalDemocracy.com, shows a girl turned into a bombshell glamour model with the help of a hair and make-up artist and of course, Photoshop.”

Images

“Our photo-realistic rendering shows just how bizarre a life-sized Barbie would actually look, and uncovers the impossible physical proportions of the doll idolized as perfection by so many.”

Social Media for Girls Resouces

Tips for social media and internet use.

Ways to prevent and stop cyberbullying on different social media platforms.

Information on different "trends" that are affecting social media usage.

About "fear of missing out" and ways to combat it.

A BBC article on ways social media can distort the perceptions of one's body

Our review of research on the links between body image and media examines the role of both traditional media (movies, TV, magazines, ads) as well as newer forms of interactive, online, digital and social media.