Olivia Dickinson: Let Toys Be Toys: how to challenge gender stereotypes in childhood

Olivia Dickinson’s presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.


Explanation and introduction of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign, why it exists, what’s been achieved since 2012, why it still needs to exist in 2020, and how challenging sexism and gender stereotypes need to start in childhood.

About Olivia

Olivia has 20 years’ experience in children’s media, across CBeebies, CBBC, Discovery Education, Nickelodeon and Sky Kids. She has extensive expertise in how to challenge inequalities in childhood, including as a key member of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign and as Programme Director, (Schools) for the educational charity Lifting Limits. She’s on the executive group at the CMF, responsible for Diversity & Inclusion; and has an MA in Early Childhood Studies.

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