Media Literacy in Adolescents
In our increasingly technological world, it is hard to keep up with all the latest media advancements. But as a parent, you want to be able to know what your child is being exposed to. This page provides resources to help you improve your media knowledge so you can work to protect your preteen or teen from inappropriate media.
PAMF Content for Parents
- Blogging: Creating Community in the 21st Century
- How to Stay Safe in the Electronic Age
- The Impact of Video Games on Children
- Media and Your Kids
- Parenting a Preteen
PAMF Content for Your Preteen
PAMF Content for Your Teen
- Center for Screen-Time Awareness: The TV-Turnoff Network is a national nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.
- Common Sense: The Web site is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. Seeks to provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice in the media they consume. The site includes movie reviews, TV reviews, video game reviews, music reviews, Web site reviews, book reviews and tools for parents.
- FCC Parents' Place: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher and monitor the communications that their children can access.
- Parents' Guide to Computers in Education: This book, developed by Dr. Dave Moursund, is for parents of K to 12 students, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers. (The book available for free download.)
- See Jane: The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media seeks to engage professionals and parents in a call to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters - and to reduce gender stereotyping - in media made for children ages 11 and younger.
- Totally Wired: When Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online by Anastasia Goodstein
- Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence by Candice M. Kelsey
- The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine
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