Friday, 12 December 2003

Media Literacy Begins at Home

Nice article from MIT Enterprise Technology Review.

"Parents have more control than ever before over how popular culture influences their kids. The trick is to treat media as an ally rather an enemy."

I've often thought that media literacy should be right up there in the core curriculum taught throughout the school years; not just an option in Senior School. Instead the onus falls to parents to teach their children to be discerning about what they see and read. But how many are ready to do that? Can you teach them to deconstruct the messages they are being bombarded with? In an information age, isn't this a core skill? This article contains some good advice and a reading list.

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