This interactive tutorial teaches students the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences, including online safety, authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting their privacy, managing online relationships and dealing with cyberbullying.
The following section looks at the ways in which children and youth are targeted and marketed to online and the associated issues. It also provides strategies to help kids develop the media smarts they need to play – and not unwittingly pay – when they go online.
Despite what many adults believe, privacy matters to youth. Teaching kids about privacy, ethics and digital citizenship can give youth the agency to control their personal information and avoid embarrassing or harming themselves and others with their online actions.
This lesson introduces students to the ways in which advertising can affect their food choices.
This lesson looks at food photography and the different techniques used by food stylists to make foods look appealing in advertisements.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.
This lesson familiarizes children with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines.
In this lesson, students use science and critical thinking to test the legitimacy of advertisers’ claims about their products.
To familiarize students with the marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads.
In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea that their gaming experiences may compromise their personal information.