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

Integrate Media Literacy into the School Day

How to Get Staff, Students and Schools Focused on Media Literacy

17 Helpful Tips to Integrate Media Literacy Across the Curriculum

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

Teach Your Students to Safely Navigate a Complex Media World

Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices is an evidence-based, engaging curriculum that helps students grades 4-6 recognize the impact media can have on the choices they make about violence, bullying, alcohol and tobacco use, and nutrition.

The curriculum includes an 8-hour self-paced online course to help educators build their own media literacy knowledge. Summer is a great time to take this course so you’re ready to implement the curriculum with your students this fall.