Sex, Gender, and Body Image Topic Center

Media messages play a big role in shaping gender norms, ideas about sex, and body satisfaction, from the time kids are in preschool to their adolescence. Common Sense Media is leading the way in research on the impact of these messages on kids. Read Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids' Development and Children, Teens, Media, & Body Image to learn more. Also find helpful tips for parents on a wide range of topics to help you navigate the world of kids' media and technology.