Media Education & the Rights of the Child
In this blog post for the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) website, Edupax founder and media educator Jacques Brodeur considers the effects of screen media on children in light of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. Brodeur reviews research on the effects of screen media on children, addressing advertising, Internet addiction, and violent TV programs and video games. The post includes links to media literacy tips for parents and teachers as well as suggestions for further reading.
The Action Coalition for Media Education is an independently funded critical media literacy education network that teaches effective approaches to engage, challenge, and create media in ways that empower individuals and communities.