|Kids are surrounded by media. From television to movies to social media and new technologies, kids are consuming up to 10 hours of recreational media each day. Unfortunately, media doesn’t always promote healthy images of girls. Girl Scouts’ research tells us that girls are very influenced by what they see in the media, and that it can have a significant impact on their self-esteem, body image, and leadership aspirations.
Girl Scouts has worked to introduce the Healthy Media for Youth Act in the House and Senate to address this issue! This legislation will:
- Provide competitive grants for organizations like Girl Scouts, that provide media literacy programming and leadership development that helps empower girls.
- Support research to help us better understand the impact of media on youth development.
- Create a federal task force to develop voluntary recommendations that help the media industry put forward healthy images of women and girls.
Take action today and send a message to your U.S. Representative and Senator asking them to cosponsor this important bill that impacts all girls.