Media Literacy

Media Literacy is continuously becoming more and more noticeable in schools, and it involves the ability for students to be critical of all types of media. These include; newspapers, tv, radio, magazines, and the internet. It is important that educators aim to get their students to think about the intended audience, the purpose of an advertisement, who the ad benefits, and who it dominates.

In 2010, — 85% of school ages children (ages 3–17) had access to a computer with internet, where they would spend 1.5 hours a day on the computer. This means it is my job as a professional to educate children from a young age on the dangers of internet use. This is why incorporating media literacy into the classroom is essential, so that all children can become critical and analytical of all forms of media.

Kesler, T., & Nolan, B. (2016). What’s Our Position? A Critical Media Literacy Study of Popular Culture Websites With Eighth-Grade Special Education Students. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 32, 1–26.