ERIC Number: ED392719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Parenting in a TV Age: A Media Literacy Program for Parents. A Media Literacy Workshop Kit on Children and Television.
Davis, J. Francis; And Others
This workshop kit consists of: (1) "Leader's Guide"; (2) "Handout Masters"; (3) special issue of the journal "Media & Values" on the theme "Children and Television: Growing Up in a Media World"; (4) "From Awareness to Action: Media Literacy for the '90s," a booklet on the basics of media literacy. The kit is designed for a four-part study of the role of media in society and its influence on children. By using background materials, specialized exercises, action suggestions, and analytical frameworks, this kit provides tools parents can use to understand media's continuing role in society and explore implications of that role for their children. The four sessions focus on: (1) "Five Important Ideas to Teach Your Kids About Television"; (2) "The Selling of Our Children: Coping with Commercials"; (3) "How Much is Too Much?: Setting Family Standards for Violent Content"; and (4) "Getting Involved: The Children's Television Act of 1990." Student materials, handouts, background readings, and follow up materials are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Advertising, Antisocial Behavior, Commercial Television, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Media Literacy, Media Research, Merchandising, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Television Commercials, Violence
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 S. Shenandoah Street, Los Angeles, CA 90034 ($32.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Center for Media and Values, Los Angeles, CA.
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