Archives for April 2009

A Picture Is Worth…A Free Cure For Lackus Appreciatis

April 29, 2009 Thought I was going to say '1000 Words' right? (Kodak is counting on it) With flashbacks of the Invisible Woman campaign from Moms Rising last year, Kodak Gallery is echoing a … [Read more...]

Text Monster: Teen Tips On Digital Dating Obsessions

April 28, 2009 "Whatcha doin’? Who you with? Text me! Text me back!" When does 'caring' become controlling textual harrassment? What happens when the ‘connectivity’ that takes the form of digital … [Read more...]

Hope is On the Horizon When Movements Go Mainstream

April 25, 2009 I've used 'follow the money' as my rebel yell for 'why things are the way they are' and can usually sniff out the trail like a canine customs patrol. So it thrills me when the path … [Read more...]

“Consuming Kids” Is Now Available For YOU To Host A Screening!

April 24, 2009 Back to our green media focus in a minute, since we're all trying to figure out whether somethin' can be done about all this consumption? But first, here's some fabulous news for change … [Read more...]

When Art Meets Earth: Wyland’s Ocean Murals Inspire Kids to Care

April 23, 2009 Wyland unveiled his latest original art at the world premiere of Disneynature's Earth where it will remain on display through May at the historic El Capitan Theater in … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth Teen Team Reflects On Disneynature EARTH Premiere

April 22, 2009 Talk about a ‘circle of life.’ Disneynature, the first film label to be released by Disney in 60 years, truly DOES represent a full rotation of EARTH, by going back to their studio … [Read more...]

Caring With Heart Earth Day, Everyday

April 20, 2009 As we enter into Earth Day (week? month? year?) we can either cynically report on the bandwagon marketing of the green scene with freebies, Earth Day cards (Gathering Home has a nice … [Read more...]

When It’s Not Hip To Be Square: Sexist Spongebob & Burger Shots

April 17, 2009 “Booty is booty?” I say give BK’s agency a boot in the backside out the door for this one… I've been trying NOT to cover this ad absurdity to avoid the media baiting and instead … [Read more...]

Teen Lit Day to ‘Rock the Drop’ And Leave Books In Public Places!

April 16, 2009 Quick post today as I’m on the road en route to L.A. so will ‘Rock the Drop’ in Santa Barbara my old alma mater and spread the word with our teen team, as we make our way down Highway … [Read more...]

Congratulations to the 2009 Digital Media and Learning Winners!

April 15, 2009 No, it was not me. Remember this post about kids coping skills and resiliency? Same song, second verse. The MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC folks will announce 2009 winners tomorrow … [Read more...]

This Video Sings Volumes About Snap Judgment in Media

April 14, 2009 Our appearance-based culture has become increasingly coarse, cynical and stereotyped, judging people in rapidfire profiling more often than any mindful Malcolm Gladwell style ‘Blink’ … [Read more...]

Hey Peeps! You Think YOU’RE Under Pressure?!

March 30, 2013 Update: Looks like Peeps are quite a social media hit, with a gazillion gooey science projects and media-maker style fun. The video hits just keep on coming... April 12, 2009 So I … [Read more...]

Do Older Kids Outgrow Easter Egg Hunts and Dyeing Eggs?

April 12, 2009 Passover, Easter and religious convos aside, let’s just say EVERY generation seems to love spring fun and festivity. My parents hosted a pack of 85 year olds in an impromptu ‘just do … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Improv With the Mother of ‘The Rugrats!’

April 10, 2009 Feel like you’re interacting with your family via text message? Facing screens more than each other? Using drive time as quality time and packing parental fun into cellular size? Kids … [Read more...]

Counterstrike: MEF Film “The Price of Pleasure” Screens For Free

April 9, 2009 Even though K-12 youth is Shaping Youth's primary focus, this campus controversy caught my eye for the overlap with our own counter-marketing tactics. In a ‘fight fire with fire’ … [Read more...]

The Oprah Factor: Stop the Yo-Yo Dieting Messages

April 8, 2009 Young women and their moms have been "under the influence" of Oprah longer than you can say “she’s gotta have it.” From cuddly bathrobes to kids' book club picks, when the grand dame of … [Read more...]

3 Sisters Adventure Trekking: Changing the Game Through Sport

April 7, 2009 How can you empower women, make change happen with a quick click and take that Nike swoosh to the next level of youth and cultural change? Those of you who have ‘friended’ me on … [Read more...]

What’s With 8th Grade Proms & Glamorama Tween Diva-ization?

April 3, 2009 “Myths & Realities of Eighth Grade Graduation/Dance: Students may wear something nicer than normal school clothes. However, we strongly discourage formal dresses and … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth Co-Sponsors “Consuming Kids” Movie Premiere!

April 2, 2009 Academic rockstars are descending upon U.C. Berkeley April 24th, as CCFC leaders speak in person on the commercialization of childhood and the impact on our culture!Shaping Youth is … [Read more...]