First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Sofia Henrich-HerreraFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Brent Little Dr. Alicja Stannard

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

The mediums in which we receive information and entertainment have been rapidly changing with the growing presence of technology and media platforms. The demand for media literacy education in children and infants is directly correlated as a result of this exponential growth. The purpose of media literacy education is to analyze and evaluate content in the media for credibility and accuracy, as well as understanding the implied message being sent. This paper will discuss the argument for parents to practice and implement media literacy education into the early stages of development without the use of a screen or technology. Second, this argument will dive into the current media literacy teachings in schools, with statistical evidence to support its effectiveness against the lack of regulation in the industry. This conversation will provide the current techniques in the core curriculum for teaching these skills, and additionally offer lifelong strategies for bringing media literacy into early developmental stages as a parent or caretaker.

College and Major available

College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies BS

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 3:00 PM

Students' Information

Sofia Henrich-Herrera: Communications Major with a specialization in Advertising and PR, Honors Student, Class of 2022

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 3:00 PM

Implementing Media Literacy Education in Infancy and Early Childhood Development

Digital Commons

The mediums in which we receive information and entertainment have been rapidly changing with the growing presence of technology and media platforms. The demand for media literacy education in children and infants is directly correlated as a result of this exponential growth. The purpose of media literacy education is to analyze and evaluate content in the media for credibility and accuracy, as well as understanding the implied message being sent. This paper will discuss the argument for parents to practice and implement media literacy education into the early stages of development without the use of a screen or technology. Second, this argument will dive into the current media literacy teachings in schools, with statistical evidence to support its effectiveness against the lack of regulation in the industry. This conversation will provide the current techniques in the core curriculum for teaching these skills, and additionally offer lifelong strategies for bringing media literacy into early developmental stages as a parent or caretaker.

 

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