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Welcome to our digital and media literacy section. This is where you will find information on various topics relating to media, youth, and the Internet. Feel free to brows these sections or use the navigation bar at the top to find a specific topic.
Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals
Welcome to the “fundamentals” section of our website, where we bring together the various concepts and competencies that define what it is to be literate in today’s complex media culture. Here we explore digital literacy and media literacy and their underlying aspects and principles.
Internet & Mobile

From blogging to file sharing to instant messaging to online commerce, there’s no doubt that youth have embraced digital life – which has opened up new worries for parents and teachers. This section explores some of the issues related to Internet and mobile communications technology.

Television

Television is a fairly inescapable part of contemporary culture. This section has useful tips and strategies for parents and teachers who are trying to establish appropriate rules and boundaries for children and youth of all ages.

Movies

Always popular with young people for decades now, films carry with them their own set of concerns such as representations of violence, diversity and stereotyping. The following section explores movies and the related issues that are relevant for different age groups.

Video Games

Concerns about video games include the time children and teens spend playing them, the physical effects of an inactive lifestyle, and the violent or sexist content of many games. Playing video games can be a positive experience if we understand the issues involved, choose games wisely and control screen time.

Music

Music is one of the most popular and powerful forms of media that kids and teens consume. In this section we tackle issues such as access to questionable content in music and file sharing.