• Inspiring young people to engage with media in
    thoughtful & creative ways that support well-being.

Youth Media Literacy Resources

Our mission is to help keep children safe and smart about using media. Here are some of our favorite, trusted sources of information.

Provides information about federal and state initiatives and research information.

Dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Committed to educating and inspiring urban youth to become successful students as well as global and community leaders.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

A safe place for kids to explore and play hundreds of fun educational games with their favorite PBS KIDS characters.

A new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help children (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills.

Your cell phone, IM, and social networks are all a digital extension of who you are. When someone you’re with pressures you or disrespects you in those places, that’s not cool.

Encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.

An award-winning online community for girls in middle-school which encourages creativity through science, technology, engineering, and math. Creates a community for girls who wish to excel in STEM disciplines.

About 90% of teens have used some form of social media and 75% have a profile on a social networking site, experts say. More than half of all American teens visit social networking sites every day. Read about some precautions you should take when online.

BUILD YOUR MEDIA LITERACY KNOWLEDGE

The Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices online course provides a solid foundation in what media literacy is and how to teach it to youth grades 4-6. You’ll examine your own perceptions of media, learn the connection between media, thought and behavior, and have the opportunity to share ideas with educators across the country. Upon course completion, educators will be eligible for continuing education credits.