April 16th marked the release of the Elements of Healthy Media
, the first part of the Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls‘
report that elaborates on what the coalition which is developing and sharing concrete recommendations for promoting healthy images in the media hopes to achieve. Using research from Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Psychological Association, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
, experts in the field of media and youth development—and the voices of girls themselves—the Healthy MEdia Commission has come up with suggestions for providing balanced, authentic depictions of women and girls. In brief, we believe that all forms of media should strive to increase representations of:
- Healthy body images
- Active and diverse female characters
- Equal and healthy relationships
- Increased number of roles for women and girls
Read the full report on the Girl Scout Blog
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About Rhys Daunic: Rhys is a member of the NAMLE board of directors currently serving the Executive Committee as Secretary, and is chair of the Communications Committee. He is a Brooklyn based educator and consultant who integrates media literacy education into a variety of learning environments around the country. He is co-founder and director of The Media Spot, where he specializes in working with organizations, educators and students to design and implement curricula that align media literacy concepts with learning goals through 21st century forms of communication.
Rhys also works with schools and non-profits to create and maintain customized online learning networks, sharing all teaching resources, production notes, articles, tutorials, and archived student productions with the educational community through themediaspot.org.
Additionally, Rhys provides workshops and embedded professional development to K-12 schools throughout New York City as an educational technology consultant with Digital School Solutions (DSS). View author profile.