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How educators can talk with students about media literacy

November 2, 2015

By Kerry Gallagher Just over a decade ago a common understanding of the word “literacy” included only the abilities to read and write text. Today, literacy encompasses the abilities to interpret and create media that includes text, but also art, audio, video, animation, and the rest of the infinite possibilities available in a digital age.

Cyberbullying: Not just for kids

October 28, 2015

By Sue Scheff No one is immune to online harassment. From high-profile celebrities to politicians of all ideologies and from all-star athletes to ordinary parents, everyone is vulnerable when it comes to cyberwarfare.

“3 Rs” of Internet safety: Rights, responsibilities and risk management

October 22, 2015

By Larry Magid My goal was to demystify some of the tired old Internet safety myths and help students understand how to distinguish what are more and less likely risks and manage the risks that do exist. The lecture was also designed to emphasize students rights as well as responsibilities and to explore the importance of media literacy.

A Parents’ Guide to Ask.fm

June 30, 2015

If your kids are using Ask.fm, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the service. This guide gives you what you need to know to set up an account, ask and answer questions and report abuse or problems.

Words moms don’t want to hear

June 29, 2015

By Trudy Ludwig The truth is malicious words do hurt. And when left unchecked, they can have devastating consequences in homes, schools, neighborhoods, cities, and nations.
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