When 50 million children and adolescents return to school this fall, they will be immersed in the core subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. But arguably the most important set of knowledge and skills of the digital age are not directly taught as part of the school curriculum. I am talking about media literacy—how to access, analyze, evaluate, produce, communicate, and act across print, object, electronic, and digital media forms. Media literacy is much more than technological proficiency; it necessitates critical thinking, creative production, and civic engagement. Outside of school, parents can play a key role in fostering media literacy with these simple back-to-school “ABCs.” [read the entire post on FOSI.org]

Media Literacy is More Than Technological Proficiency