For Parents

Parents often feel they face an uphill battle with their kids. There's always enough time for TV, video games, and internet browsing, and never enough time for homework and studying. We believe the solution to this dilemma is in making kids' play time compatible with study time.

Below are some articles and resources to help parents create more learning experiences for their kids through the use of media literacy.

Early childhood media literacy education from - An article that asks the question "how soon should kids be learning about media literacy?"

Media Guide from - A list of ways to help kids learn about media while at home. This is a good starting point for parents trying to find ways to incorporate media literacy outside of the classroom.

How children are taught to be consumers from - Details the process in which the media teaches children to buy.

MySpace: A kid's hangout, a parent's nightmare? from - Are MySpace and other sites like it safe or dangerous for kids?

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Media Literacy: 3rd Edition

media literacy 3rd edition

Media Literacy is a critical skill students must learn to succeed in today's tech-driven, media-saturated society. This book helps students understand media literacy, and how to implement and share that knowledge with others. As an experienced media literacy expert and professor, Nick Pernisco provides a well-researched guide for learning this important critical thinking skill and using it in everyday life. This is a must-read for anyone interested in learning how to interpret the enormous amounts of information we are exposed to every day, both in traditional media and online. Buy it now!