Media and Peer Pressure

Do you know what a stereotype is?  Stereotypes are a simple idea about a large group of people that many people think is true, but it is not true for everyone in that group. For example, it is a gender stereotype to think that because some boys like to play with trucks, that all boys must like to play with trucks.  It is also a gender stereotype to think that because some girls like to play with dolls, all girls should like playing with dolls. 

Gender stereotypes are harmful because they make it harder for people to be themselves, even as adults. Can you think of other stereotypes?

You may find that your peers pressure you to be a certain way or do things that make you uncomfortable. Find out how to deal with peer pressure in this video!

This week your challenge is to run “ladder” laps and build up your endurance. Find a safe place to run laps. Take one of your cones and put it down at the far end of your lap route. Put the other cone in the middle. Return to your starting point and warm up. When you are warm, run to the far cone, back to the starting point, then to the middle cone, then back to the starting point. That is one lap! Run as many laps as you are years old; for instance, if you are 10 years old, run 10 laps. Then enter the contest below!