This is a
small selection of the many great resources available for girls
and adults who care about them. They offer interesting perspectives
and food for thought, but not all of their views reflect those of
Websites for GIRLS:
A fun and inspiring site from New Moon magazine for girls ages
8 and up.
Includes online classes, pen pals, clubs and activism.
About Face – Combats negative and distorted images of women
in the media.
Designed to be a safe and fun place for 13-year-old+ girls to spend
time online. Bulletin boards, games, etc.
Built to promote a book ("Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out,"
by Hillary Carlip), with a bulletin board tacked on.
"Zoey's E-Pals is an after-school program for girls, that teaches
them how to use the technology of computers creatively and safely."
This particular site is geared towards girls in Maine, but you can
request information to start a Club in your own school or organization.
Ms. Foundation for Women - Promotes understanding of girls’
developmental issues and generates support for programs through
which girls stay healthy, strong and resilient.
A TVbyGIRLS partner!
A non-profit organization that seeks to inspire independent thinking
and foster critical analysis of media messages. Hopes to "promote
healthy body image and expand the definition of what makes people
They're currently working on a project to highlight the role of
women as political leaders.
Their offices are located in Northfield, MN.
A TVbyGIRLS partner!
Publishing house (their flagship is New Moon Magazine, an ad-free
periodical) and community activists.
The magazine is designed to be "a safe place where girls can
express themselves and make their voices heard. A community for
adolescent girls ages 8-14 who's interests include writing, reading,
art, poetry, polls, surveys, quizzes, games and contests.) Their
offices are in Duluth, MN.
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Smartgirl - A site for teen girls to express themselves and hear
other girls’ views.
Camera Planet - An internet channel for viewing and submitting videos
made by girls.
Very nice, promoting media awareness for youth of all ages. Pretty
slick, pretty extensive. They do workshops and conventions from
time to time around the country.
Melpomene Institute – Promotes girls’ self-esteem, health
and participation in sports.
A PBS-funded site designed for youth, intended to raise awareness
This site is geared toward life and daily issues everyone faces.
It encourages the belief that whatever problem you're dealing with
- other kids and teens have gone through the same thing. They have
informative articles, a place to share your stories, games, activities,
take quizzes and polls, watch video clips of other kids talking
about their feelings and experiences, get advice from older kids
and experts, and contribute your own comments and questions.
Girls, Women + Media Project – Works to increase awareness
of how pop culture and media represent, affect, employ, and serve
girls and women – and advocates for improvement.
EducatingJane.com is a national site for girls, their parents and
educators dedicated to girls' self-esteem, self-awareness, and involvement
in the world. Educating Jane is committed to providing scholarship
leads, information, and opportunities to succeed.
for Parents, Teachers, etc.
This website inspires fathers to actively engage in
the lives of their daughters by offering tips, resources, books
newsletter. DADs also galvanizes fathers and others to challenge
harmful media images and messages.
website of the print newsletter for parents of girls ages 8-16.
Gives parents information, guidance, and support to raise strong,
Center for Media Literacy
One of the foremost resources for educators. Lot’s of how-to’s,
An online publication geared towards educators, based in the University
An online publication focused on news, politics, culture, etc. It’s
a young audience, necessarily, but they’ve got some very insightful
on how media and advertising really work. They were bought awhile
back by Microsoft to be part of the MSN Network, but don’t
let that fool you, they’re still good guys.
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A series of four non-fiction books edited and written
by girls and for girls, ages 8-14. The series includes the titles:
Friendship; Sports; Money; Writing
Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your
Daughter When She's Growing Up So Fast - helps fathers understand
importance of their involvement in their daughters' lives.
Solution-oriented, this valuable book gives fathers detailed advice
helps them cultivate stronger, healthier relationships with their
Every Girl Tells a Story By Carolyn Jones in collaboration with
the Girls Scouts of the United States of America
ISBN 0-689-84872-2 Simon & Schuster NY, © 2002
The Girls' Guide to Life: How to Take Charge of the Issues That
Affect YOU by Catherine Dee www.deebest.com
100 Books for Girls to Grow On – Shireen Dodson
200 Ways to Raise a Girl’s Self-Esteem – Will Glennon
Blue Jean: What Young Women are Thinking, Saying and Doing –
Sherry S. Handel www.bluejeanpublishing.com
Brave Dames and Wimpettes: What Women are Really Doing on Page and
Screen – Susan Isaacs
Can’t Buy My Love: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive
Power of Advertising – Jean Kilbourne
Girl Director: A How-to Guide - Andrea Richards
Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media –
Susan J. Douglas
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Teen Voices – good for teens 14 & up
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The violence factor
Public trust or private property
Series examines the major social concerns created by network
broadcast television in the United States. This video looks at television
as an educational institution. Includes comments by Action for Children’s
Television founder Peggy Charren; narrated by Edwin Newman.
TO NOISE: LIFE WITH TELEVISION
A three-part video TV tour with a different point of view!
Features 21 short segments on issues in media culture.
Great classroom resource for high school and college.
Seeing Ourselves: Media and Representation
Selling Images and Values
Our Constructed Worlds: Media Environments
The Global Citizen
New and Converging Technologies
IN THE MIX
Your issues. Your interests. Your favorite celebs. In the Mix, the
national award-winning TV series for teens and by teens, brings
you all of it...and gets everyone talking
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