Research + News | Topic: Media Discernment
Feb 8, 2017
How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News
A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2016
How to Eat Media
Youth worker Joel Kime highlights CPYU’s 3(D) Guide method to media discernment in one of his recent blog posts.
Read his blog post here.
Oct 21, 2016
Docs Lay Out Media Recommendations For Kids, Teens
The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The organization also says parents should oversee children’s media consumption and educate them about proper media engagement.
Read the full article here.
Sep 1, 2016
How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World
Real tips for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech from Common Sense Media. Read the article here.
May 17, 2016
Parents, Our Children Are Going Viral And It’s Not Always Good
Every day we have kids trending across social media for doing the stupidest things in the world. Read the article here.
Feb 26, 2016
What Kids Are Really Watching On YouTube
Common Sense Media shares that parents may worry about YouTube’s age-inappropriate content, but mostly what kids love to watch is fine (if a little weird). Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim
Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Is Social Media Fueling A National Epidemic Of Teen Suicide?
Recent suicides underscore the disturbing increase in suicide amongst young people – up at least 13% from 2010. Read the article here.
Feb 10, 2016
How Are All Those Screens Changing Kids’ Behavior?
Given the amount of time kids are spending — six hours a day for tweens and nine for teens – with entertainment media, reflecting on how our human connections are being altered by our technological connections is of utmost importance. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2015
Sixty Years Ago, ‘Childhood’s End’ Author Predicted Media We Have Now
In his novel Childhood’s End,science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke predicted that in the future, entertainment choices would “pour” out of multiple channels and the evolution of motion pictures would lead to virtual-reality technology. The book was published in 1953.
Read the rest of the article here.