Social Media & the Sexualization of Girls

Media today celebrates the sexy and glamorous woman over the successful and self-assured one. Some girls believe being sexy will help them get ahead in society and relationships, while others are left to wonder, “Will anyone ever find me desirable?” This leads to a crisis of confidence and self-worth as girls are caught “in-between.”

At home, girls are trying to enjoy still being a kid. In the community, they are serving as ambassadors and changing the world. This talk is critical for anyone who wants to understand the benefits and drawbacks of sexualization and the media. Insights provided in this talk include:

  • What exactly sexualization is and what it means for girls
  • How media can be leveraged to support girls healthy growth and empowerment
  • What type of girls are at risk of the damaging effects of sexualization, and what girls are left out
  • How to protect girls from unnecessary harm and/or exploitation
  • PLUS – Five secrets you never expected to hear from an industry insider

About the author 

Dr. Erin Watson