Media Literacy for Children
Jordan Karn, Kate Van Etten, Marissa Zanon, Noah Lorbach
What is Media Literacy?
"Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media in various forms. It encompasses the skills of deciphering, interpreting, understanding, and creating different types of media content.”
Bartlett, B. (2023, March 7). Media Literacy for kids and teenagers. Kidslox. https://kidslox.com/guide-to/media-literacy-for-kids/#:~:text=Media%20literacy%20is%20the%20ability,different%20types%20of%20media%20content
Our children live in a world where there is access to media 24/7.
Media is everywhere and technology is a part of life.
It is important as future educators to teach students to become media literate. We need to teach young students so that they are able to look at information from the media and know whether or not the information is fake or real.
According to Jay from a crash course video on YouTube called "Introduction to Media Literacy: Crash Course Media Literacy #1" "media includes books, films, paintings, songs, TV shows, poems, video games, magazines, podcasts, music videos.."
YouTube. (2018, February 27). Introduction to media literacy: Crash course media literacy #1. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7N-1Mj-DU