Our podcast teaches parents, educators and mentors how to talk with girls and young women about the media messages they're consuming.
E14: What Do Teen Girls Think Adults Should Know about TikTok?
We asked our Youth Advisory Board three questions about TikTok: what they like about it, what they hate about it, and what they think parents should know about the social media app. Here are their thoughts - along with insights from Executive Director Michelle Cove and Education Outreach Manager Amanda Mozea - in this episode of The MEDIAGIRLS Podcast.
E13: How Can Girls Curate Their Social-Media Feed to Feel Better?
Who we followed on social media before the pandemic might, and likely should, look different than who we follow now. It's even more important to only opt in to content that makes us feel more empowered, positive, hopeful, and inspired. In this podcast episode, we'll walk you through the best way to guide girls (and ourselves!) in using our body cues to set our intentions and make healthy choices.
E11: Why Does Posting Experiences Make Them More Real for Girls?
If you've ever scrolled through Instagram posts from teen girls, you know they will post just about every positive experience they have. It's almost as if the experience wouldn't exist unless it was seen and "liked" by enough others. What's behind the phenomenon, and how do we have healthy conversations with our girls about it? Join Executive Director Michelle Cove and Education Outreach Manager Amanda Mozea as they dig into this topic.
E10: What is the Most Common Parenting Question Our Staff is Asked? [SPECIAL EPISODE]
In this short podcast episode (just 15 minutes), Executive Director Michelle Cove and Education Outreach Manager Amanda Mozea answer three questions sent in recently by our listeners. This includes the most frequently asked one: “At what age should my daughter be allowed to start using social media?” Find out their "tell-it-like-it-is" responses in this special Q&A episode.
E9: What New Media Trends Impact Our Girls’ Self-Esteem?
In this episode, we share what teen girls from our MEDIAGIRLS program told us about the latest media trends and how their self-esteem is impacted. One thing is clear: While girls are highly aware of unrealistic beauty standards, they’re still obsessed with trying to look like these "fake" images as much as possible. Find out more on what teens are absorbing from media, and how you can talk to the girl(s) in your life about these challenging messages.
E8: How Do We Talk to Our Girls about "Nudes"?
Last spring we published a blog post about how to discuss with girls what to say and do if someone asks them to send a “nude” (a picture of her naked or partially naked). Over 70% of girls are asked to send a nude by the time they reach high school; unfortunately, many girls do it because they don’t want to seem prudish or uncool. Instead of burying our heads in the sand, let’s arm girls with strategies to handle the situation. Listen to find out the best ones!
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Awesome podcast! Great advice on talking with the girls in your life. Relevant subjects that make you think. Highly recommend!
Great advice for adults wanting help to know how to speak to girls!
I enjoyed the practical tips!
Great podcast for parents of tweens!
Worth a listen to hear about ways to talk to young girls about social media and what’s important to them!