Kids now need to be media literate.
They need to understand, analyze,
evaluate and create in film, radio,
TV, and the Internet.
They also need to be aware of the
dangers. This is especially true
of the Internet, where the technology
is full of promise and peril. Information
found on a Web site may be totally
accurate or deliberately misleading.
What's a parent to do?
According to Cable In The Classroom,
the non-profit group that gives schools
FREE access to educational TV and
online programs, parents can help
children become safe and responsible
users of the Internet by asking questions
- Who created the site and for
- Is the information reliable and
- What techniques are used to grab
and hold my attention?
Encourage children to be thoughtful
Web users. For more information on
media literacy and the Internet,
contact Cable In The Classroom at
1-800-743-5355 or www.ciconline.org.
Megan S. Hookey, Managing Director
of Cable In The Classroom is available
for live or taped radio interviews
and call-in shows. To discuss scheduling,
please call Lisa Friel at 703-549-2805
or e-mail ClassroomCable@aol.com.