The Media

Media Awareness

Media Awareness Network [http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfm]
‘Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people’ - Canada

Media Stereotyping - Introduction
[http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/index.cfm]

Media portrayals of girls and women
[http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/women_and_girls/index.cfm]

Media portrayals of men and masculinity
[http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/men_and_masculinity/index.cfm]

This site also provides lesson handouts on the media for example this link looking at Gender stereotypes for secondary school students
[http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/lesson_search_results.cfm]

for example this handout on Advertising and male violence [http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/lessons/secondary/gender_portrayal/advertising_male_violence.cfm]

Groups that address the media and women

Guerilla Girls
[http://www.guerrillagirls.com/]

Sarah Haskins - Target Women
[http://current.com/topics/88813968/target_women/new/0.htm]

"Target Women is a recurring segment on Current TV's weekly television show, infoMania. In each episode of Target Women, Sarah Haskins takes a look at the often-ridiculous way the media reaches out to women."

[http://current.com/items/89771812/sarah_haskins_in_target_women_super_special.htm]
Please note: Site contains swearing, drug use and sexual references

Children in the Media

Media Awareness Network [http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfm]
‘Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people’ - Canada

Young Media Australia
[http://www.youngmedia.org.au/]
"Australia's best source of up-to-date information about media and children, for parents and caregivers, professionals, students and researchers."

‘Corporate Paedophilia’ – the sexualisation of children in the Media
Young Media Australia [http://www.youngmedia.org.au/]
‘Information about Media and Children for young people’
created a page called ‘Too sexy too soon : the sexualisation of children in the media’
[http://www.youngmedia.org.au/mediachildren/03_15_too_sexy_index.htm]
This includes a chronological history of the debate surrounding this topic in addition to relevant links plus
YMA fact sheet on the issue [http://www.youngmedia.org.au/mediachildren/03_15_too_sexy_fs.htm]

_Other organizations have also investigated this issue including:_
The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian [http://www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/]
‘an organisation which promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of all Queenslanders under 18’.

Created a fact sheet in 2007 on
Children and young people in advertising
[http://www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/pdf/publications/brochures/children-and-the-media/Corporate-Fact-Sheet4.pdf]

developed in response to a publication in 2006 from
the Australia Institute [http://www.tai.org.au]
‘an independent public policy research centre funded by grants from philanthropic trusts, memberships and commissioned research’.
on Corporate Paedophilia [https://www.tai.org.au/documents/downloads/DP90.pdf]

_The following are some articles providing strategies for parents and caregivers to counter the media’s influence on their children_ from
the Australian psychological society [http://www.psychology.org.au]

Protecting girls from sexualisation in the media
[http://www.psychology.org.au/news/media_releases/2Oct2007/]

Helping girls develop a positive self image
[http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/tip_sheets/girls_positive_image/]

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