May 2-7, 2017

Panel – Gender Norms in Entertainment, Presented by Common Sense Media

May 4, 20172:30 pm3:30 pm

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In today’s media world, kids are flooded with messages about how they should look and act. TV, movies, YouTube, and video games are powerful voices when it comes to telling kids what’s “acceptable.” As parents navigate entertainment for their children, how women, girls, men, and boys are portrayed on screen is critical — something that 80% of surveyed Common Sense members agree on and want more information about. This summer, Common Sense will release a research brief on how media affects children’s gender-related beliefs and behaviors. Subsequently, the organization will launch an initiative to help evaluate and identify media that shows body image and gender roles in a realistic light. In this panel, we’ll discuss why this topic is so important for kids, families, content creators, and more.

Introduction: Regine Moore | Director of Multicultural Marketing | Walmart
Moderator: Madeline Di Nonno | CEO | Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Geena Davis
Dr. Kevin Clark | Director, Center for Digital Media, Innovation and Diversity
Betsy Bozdech l Executive Editor of Ratings and Reviews Common Sense Media
Wendy Calhoun | Producer and Writer

Panel Discussion