6 min read By Amanda Mozea is the Education Outreach Manager for MEDIAGIRLS Girls and young women are inundated more than ever with messages that contradict each other about female power. We see the unquestionable might of Emma Gonzalez from Parkland, FL, who has used the tools of social media to become a poster child …
Middle schoolers tell us they are addicted to YouTube, spending endless hours a day consuming favorite shows, music videos, DIY tips, and more. How can we empower girls to share their creativity with the world without focusing too much on fame or the more shallow aspects of YouTube culture? 6 min read
Do ad campaigns that do not digitally retouch their models make a difference for girls? Here are 5 questios to start thinking about these campaigns and the greater movement that they symbolize. 5 min read
Songs, TV shows, and movies can be an incredibly useful way to open the cultural conversation around dating, romance, and sex. 5 min read
The MEDIAGIRLS Youth Advisory Board gives advice for dads and male guardians looking to stay close with their daughters. 3 min read
From cyber-predators to sexting scandals to slut pages – young girls need to be empowered and equipped to know they are never alone in today’s virtual playground. 3 min read
Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella’s latest novel, My Not So Perfect Life, addresses the theme of how lonely social media can make us feel when we compare our real lives to the curated, perfect lives of others.
Finsta? Rinsta? New social media trends crop up nearly every day. Instead of keeping up with them, understand the motivations behind them to support the kids in your life. 5 min read
We’ve sorted through the new season’s shows on TV and streaming platforms to find the best, most empowering shows for elementary to middle-school girls. 5 min read
“FOMO,” short for “fear of missing out,” isn’t new. What’s markedly different now is how public it has become, with social media documenting exactly how, what, when, and where girls are not included.