New Online Resource from The LAMP Navigates Gender, Youth and Media

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Media Literacy Guide for Families and Caregivers Explores Issues of Youth Gender Identity, Representation and Expression in Media-Saturated Culture


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Some of our earliest expectations about how youth should identify and behave are shaped by media.

The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) introduced "A Guide to Gender, Youth and Media", the latest in its series of LAMPlit resource guides. Intended for parents and caregivers, the guide offers basic explanations of complex ideas around gender and youth in a highly mediated culture, and provides interactive online and offline activities and resources for families to explore together.

“In our society, some of our earliest expectations about how youth should identify and behave are shaped by media,” said Emily Breitkopf, author of the guide and graduate student in Developmental Psychology at the New School. “I’ve both seen first-hand and studied how this impacts young people and parents, and wanted to provide a point of reference to help families navigate a sea of terms and ideas that are often left undefined in mainstream culture but are so integral to fostering gender-inclusiveness in young people.”

"A Guide to Gender, Youth and Media" joins a growing library of LAMPlit resource guides covering a range of topics such as healthy digital relationships, news literacy and fair use. All LAMPlit guides are available at for free download and distribution, and support The LAMP’s efforts to educate and equip proactive participants in a mediated world through hands-on learning.

Founded in 2007, The LAMP envisions a world of critical and active participants, and seeks to educate and equip people to shape the media landscape through hands-on learning. By transporting equipment and educators directly to schools, library branches and community centers, The LAMP is able to reach communities which otherwise have little or no access to media and technology education. For more information:

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