A Lesson About Media Literacy
Everyday, kids are bombarded by images and ideas in media. It’s important for children to know that digitally enhanced images in the media show impossible standards that no one can attain, not even the people in the actual images. All media messages are constructed. An advertising team puts together what people see and hear in the media. Encourage your child to think about not only the images they see, but the messages that are being presented in the images they see–this is teaching them to deconstruct media. Learning to think critically is an important part of growing up.
Looking for a great story with helpful discussion questions and simple activities that help kids deconstruct media messages? Check out Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure.