General Information


Digital Media Literacy Fundamentals

Media are all around us – from TV shows and billboards to social media and online news. Digital media literacy is the ability to think critically about the media we consume, and to access, use and engage with digital media in an effective, responsible and meaningful way.



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.



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 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.