My First Media Adventure
Having spent several years working in a photography studio, I am no stranger to being behind the lens. I love capturing the world from different angles and multiple perspectives. What is even more fun for me now is handing the camera over to a child and seeing the images that they capture. If you have ever wondered what the world looks like through a child's eyes, you will enjoy this video that highlights some of the images that have been captured during Screen Savvy Kids' media adventures with young children.
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A Balanced Approach to Raising Screen Savvy Kids
When making decisions about the role that technology plays in their children's (and their own) lives, it is important for parents to have support and guidance.
The following tips provide guidance for parents to make informed decisions about the role that media plays in shaping their family's lifestyle.
- Raise awareness & lead by example.The very first step to becoming media literate is becoming more aware of how pervasive media is in our lives... READ MORE.
Why Media Literacy is so Important for Children Today
Could you go 24 hours without the internet or your cell phone? Media and communication technologies play an important role in our daily lives, but many of us worry about the impact that it has on our children. Not only are we concerned with the amount of time children spend in front of a screen, but we are also concerned about the content they absorb.
Media literacy allows children (and families) to become more aware of both intended and unintended media messages. Children learn to create and think critically about these media messages. These skills allow children to take control of the media that surrounds them, rather than letting it control them. Here are 10 reasons why media literacy should be on your radar. READ MORE...