Ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff we’re bombarded with these days?
From memes to adverts to sponsored content, are your children able to navigate the NOISE of the media, both on and offline?
Can your children tell the difference between #fakenews and #realnews?
Be honest…can you?
Television, print media, and the Internet are filled with advertising, opinions masquerading as facts, altered images, sponsored posts, and other hidden persuasions.
So how can you help your pupils develop the right set of critical thinking skills to navigate this media drenched world we live in?
Our Media Literacy topic would be a great way to help your students develop the right set of skills to stay balanced and self aware.
In our ‘Media Literacy‘ movie, Tim and Moby show children how to be more astute consumers of mass media.
Learn how to recognise when someone is trying to convince you to buy something or believe something.
Find out why advertisers use celebrities and models so frequently, and even manipulate images to make them look even more attractive than in real life.
Explore why no news source is truly free from bias and how to separate fact from opinion.
Discover strategies for decoding everything from TV shows to newspapers to your favorite websites.
Click below to download one of our popular lesson ideas, where students will be asked to define and explain 8 common advertising strategies used in print and online media and Identify real-life examples of common advertising strategies.
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