According to a recent article in Common Sense Media, "Media messages play a powerful role in shaping gender norms, and the shift toward social media means that kids can easily access, create, interact with, and share media messages about boys’ and girls’ roles. These developments present both pitfalls and opportunities." See Gender Stereotypes in Media: What’s the Issue?
Common Sense Media offers educators a free gender and digital life toolkit as part of their free K-12 curriculum to help students reflect on gender codes: where they come from, how we learn them, and how they can shape the media that we consume and create.
How much influence do you think social media plays in shaping the gender roles?
How can educators and parents help children recognize and curb gender biases?