Children consume large quantities of media. Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 are exposed to nearly 11 hours of recreational media use daily. Almost every teen has access to a smartphone these days. And 45 percent of teens say they’re online “almost constantly.”*
In many instances, this consumption is done independently, without adult supervision. That’s why it’s critical that students have the knowledge and skills to make healthy, responsible decisions when consuming and creating media messages.
Educators play an important role in teaching students these skills. Take a look at this infographic to learn helpful ways to start embedding media literacy into your curriculum.
*Kaiser Family Foundation: Generation M2; Pew Research Center 2018 Survey