Tips for helping girls develop media literacy

02/20/2013 | Oregonian (Portland), The

This article offers tips and online resources suggested by Jessica Abel and Elizabeth Nye -- both of Girls Inc. -- for discussing the impact and purpose of ads and other media with children, particularly girls. Among other things, the pair suggest seizing "teachable moments," asking children to consider what a provocative ad is selling and whom it is targeting. Also included are a number of online resources, including those that provide tools and curricula as well as reviews of movies and games.

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