From November 2 to November 6, the U.S. will celebrate the very first Media Literacy Week. The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), noting the lack of resources available to parents through traditional school curricula, hopes to raise awareness about the importance of media literacy and its essential role in schools today. Canada and other countries have been touting the benefits of this sort of learning for more than a decade; why is the U.S. so far behind? And if media literacy is so important, why isn’t it a required component of American education? What can families do to foster media literacy in their homes and communities? Here are a few problems, a few figures, and a few suggestions for the future. Read the full article on [log-in required]

It’s Crucial for Kids to Learn Media Literacy: Here Are 4 Things You Can Do