Psychotherapist and mom says: Boys have feelings, it’s time for their toys to catch up

WonderCrew

Help Laurel today! Go to the the Kickstarter: Wonder Crew: More than Just a Toy - Expanding Boys' Play! Just a few more days to make this positive product for boys a reality. I'm thrilled to present this guest blog post by another parent … [Read more...]

#BraveGirlsWant take back media campaign kicks off Friday

BGA flashmob dance

If you are anywhere in or near New York City tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 11 – the second International Day of the Girl Child – get yourself and your daughters down to Times Square for the kick off of the Brave Girls Alliance campaign. They are … [Read more...]

Parents see their children hurt by stereotyped toy marketing, demand that retailers stop

lettoybetoys

Some parents across the pond decided they have had enough of the gender-stereotyped toy marketing that is being pushed on their kids by retailers. They got organized, and less than a year ago, Let Toys Be Toys burst onto the scene. They have had … [Read more...]

The latest on marketing unhealthy food to children

froot Loops2

PD, 14 years old, pulled a box of Rice Krispies off the shelf and put it into our shopping cart. I glimpsed the cartoon characters and was just thinking about objecting, when he said, “You would think these would have a lot of sugar” – because of the … [Read more...]

Art inspired by marketers who unfairly target children

"Touch-Me-Not"

A special treat today. Works of art, one a poem and one a mixed-media drawing/collage, that draw inspiration from a sense that children are unfairly targeted by marketers in our society. This is a work by Massachusetts mixed-media artist Edward … [Read more...]

Teen filmmakers win at film festival

Vanessa O'Connor plays Sofia in the film "Lies and Ties"

Positive media and media literate students. That’s our goal, right? That’s why I am pleased to relaunch the blog with this inspiring story. Reading High School senior Vanessa O’Connor, along with her team, Violet Tacito of Reading High and Anna … [Read more...]

Fashion photo retoucher says "No more"

Fashion photo retoucher says "No more"

Speaking of Brave… This Los Angeles man, Roy A. Cui, a digital photo retoucher, is giving up a large part of his livelihood – retouching photographs in the fashion and beauty industry – because of the harm that unrealistic images in the media do to … [Read more...]

This holiday season, send little girls a positive message

This holiday season, send little girls a positive message

Another in an occasional series highlighting individuals who are creating media or marketing products with positive messages for children and youth, and individuals using their creativity to promote media literacy among the young.Any little girls on … [Read more...]

Slather on some Positive Marketing this summer

Slather on some Positive Marketing this summer

Today I am introducing a new series highlighting individuals who are creating media or marketing products with positive messages for children and youth, and individuals using their creativity to promote media literacy among the young.Since we are … [Read more...]