"Media Literacy is not just important, it's absolutely critical. It's going to make the difference between whether kids are a tool of the mass media or whether the mass media is a tool for kids to use." -Linda Ellerbee
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'AMERICAN GIRLS' - Nancy Jo Sales, author of her latest book 'American Girls,' spent 2.5 years interviewing girls age 13-19.
THE UGLY TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: Like 2nd Hand Smoke, Photoshopped Ads Do Real Harm.
#WOMENNOTOBJECTS - Powerful video reveals how ads are filled with sexism and objectification of women.
TEEN GIRLS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A Story of 'Secret Lives and Misogyny.' Nancy Jo Sales discusses her new book, American Girls.
13, RIGHT NOW: What it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols, and longing.
48 HOUR SCREEN TIME EXPERIMENT: What happens when kids have no limits.
THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SOCIAL MEDIA - The reasons why it’s so hard to stop.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Can we leverage it for learning?
YOUR BRAIN ON FACEBOOK - “There is a circuitry for “seeking” and a circuitry for “liking.””
THIS IS YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN ON VIDEO GAMES - from a psychological point of view.
WE ARE RUINING OUR KIDS WITH MINECRAFT - the case for unstructured play.