If you have kids, work with kids, have relatives that are kids, show them this video and really talk to them about what it means. As many of you know, I have a nine year-old daughter and sometimes it feels like my biggest challenge in life is making sure she gets through the next few years with a healthy self-image. I think showing her things like this and talking about the implications is an important part of that. As is doing it with my son.
I really believe that the “problems” we see at MySpace (like this, for example) are absolutely a result of a society that objectifies its kids, primarily girls. We need to make sure every child can separate truth from fiction not just in what they read but in what they see and hear as well.
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