Cable in the Classroom’s Media Literacy

April 6, 2004

Many Americans get most of their news and other information from the electronic media. Yet until recently, children have not been taught how to thoughtfully examine media messages. A growing number of educators, academics, and media professionals have called for media literacy to be taught in schools, and it has now become part of the curricular frameworks in all 50 states. Medical organizations and child advocacy groups recommend parents and caregivers take an active role in helping children become media literate..

Topics Include:

  • Learn more about choice and control
  • Navigating the Children’s Media Landscape
  • Parents – Choice, Control & Education
  • Media Literacy 101
  • Digital Ethics
  • Thinking Critically about Media
  • Taking Charge of Your TV
  • Links to Media Literacy Organizations

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