GENDER STEREOTYPES ONLINE

MMS Digital Citizenship Lesson

Digital Literacy & Citizenship. (2013). 1st ed. [ebook] Common Sense Media. Available at: http://www.commonsensemedia.org [Accessed 13 Jan. 2015].

Key Vocabulary

GENDER:  social ideas about what it means to be masculine or feminine

STEREOTYPE:  a popular believe about a group of people, based on the assumptions that   are often extreme and inaccurate

AVATAR: an image or character that represents a person online

Activity 1

Class Discussion

You have been invited to a party for three-year-old twins, Jasmine and Jayden. In your group, brainstorm a list of possible gifts for each child.  Your teacher will combine the answers in a diagram.

Activity 2
Class Discussion

Participate in discussion on the infographic below:

Lesson Survey

Closing Activity
Create an Avatar

Click the link below and create an avatar.  Do your own ideas of gender stereotypes have an effect on how you design?