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Shaping Youth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Websites

The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging Drek,” “Misogyny & Racism” and “Vapid Values,” Shaping Youth’s founder, Amy Jussel, keeps on top… More

IndyKids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 6, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

IndyKids is a free newspaper for kids focused on engaging “young people to become informed world citizens through the production of a current events and social justice news source that is created by kids, for… More

Youth Service America

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Service America (YSA) works with youth, schools and communities to help young people become empowered changemakers for a better world. YSA offers grants and other awards, resources and toolkits for service projects and community… More

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Most Teens Don’t Think the World is Becoming a Better Place

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on May 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At the EARCOS conference, one of the other keynote speakers was Michael Furdyk, co-founder of TakingITGlobal, a fantastic organization we’ve written about and highlighted at IHE. During his keynote, Michael shared an interesting (if not… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. “Climate change science poised… More

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Take This One Small Step for Big Change in Education

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 28, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of cruiznbye/Flickr As the president of the Institute for Humane Education I spend most of my days advancing the field of humane education, training people to be humane educators, and working to transform… More

Humane Foundation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 10, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Resources, Websites

The Humane Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a humane world through humane education. Based in the Miami, Florida, area, the Humane Foundation is involved in a variety of projects and initiatives, including… More

Sexy, Inc.: Our Children Under the Influence

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Videos/Movies

In Sexy, Inc.: Our Children Under Influence (35 min, in French and English) Canadian filmmaker Sophie Bissonnette looks at the hypersexualization of children — and its influence on their lives and behavior. The film includes interviews… More

Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Consumerism, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Videos/Movies

Consuming Kids (67 min) examines and analyzes the strategies of marketers in targeting children in order to lure them (and their parents) into buying and consuming. More

Study Examines Effectiveness of Media Literacy Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on September 4, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of paul_irish via Creative Commons. Humane education (teaching about the interconnectedness of human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, and media & culture) is such a pioneering field that not a lot of evaluative… More