awareness raising

Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem

Dr. Peter DeBenedittis is dedicated to creating a cultural revolution around media.This website contains research, information and educational materials about how media literacy is used for science-based prevention and internet safety.

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Research
• Special reports
• Alcohol Toys
• PeterD’s Papers
• Links & Resources

Client Services
• Book a Speaker
• Meeting Planners’ Page
• Presentation samples
• Speaker’s Calendar
• PeterD
• Rate Sheet
• Client List
• Request Demo Tape

Venues & Topics
• Conferences & Keynotes
• Workshops & Training
• College LEctures
• Middle & High Schools
• Internet Safety & Cyberbullying
• Tobacco Prevention
• Underage & Binge Drinking
• Body Image & Eating Disorders
• Parenting
• Violence Prevention
• Nutrition & Obesity Prevention
• Self Esteem & Sexuality
• Social Norms

Educational Material

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The New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Media literacy - the ability to critically consume and create media - is an essential skill in today's world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

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Why media literacy?
Media literacy concepts
Text & Subtext
The language of persuasion
Deconstructing media
Deconstruction gallery
Creating counter-ads
Looking beyond the frame
Making media
Independent media
Taking action
Links

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QuickTime

Project Look Sharp

An initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools.

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Teaching Media Literacy

This website is designed to support the book Teachingmedialiteracy.com: A Web-Linked Guide to Resources and Activities. In the book, links are cited according to a numbering system by chapter and topic.

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Chapter 1: Goals and curriculum frameworks for media literacy instruction
Chapter 2: Uses of new media in media education
Chapter 3: Film techniques
Chapter 4: Critical approaches to responding to media texts
Chapter 5: Studying media representations
Chapter 6: Media ethnography
Chapter 7: Film, television & music genres
Chapter 8: Studying advertising
Chapter 9: Studying the news
Chapter 10: Integrating media into the English curriculum

Media Smart

Media Smart develops and provides, free of charge and on request, educational materials to primary schools that teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.
Our materials use real examples of advertising to teach core media literacy skills.

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Kids
• About us
• Games
• House Hippo
• Quiz
• What do you think?
• Downloads

Parents
• Media Glossary
• Media literacy and your child
• Tell us what you think

Teachers
• Our materials
• Media literacy skills & curriculum links
• Order our materials
• Evaluation Research
• Feedback

About
• Media literacy core skills and learning objectives
• Key documents on media literacy
• Expert group
• Our research
• Supporters
• What others say about us
• Take up in schools
• Facts and figures
• Reviews
• Watch our infomercial
• FAQs
• Contact us

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Just Think

Flipping the Script is a project of Just Think, a media education nonprofit that has been working with youth and educators since 1995. Just Think teaches young people to understand, evaluate, and create media messages. We deliver vital programs that foster critical thinking and creative media production, believing that the independent voices of youth can powerfully impact local and global communities.

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About
• Board
• History
• Mission
• Newsletter
• Partner
• Sponsored Projects
• Staff

Support
• Donate
• Sponsors
• Volunteer

Programs
• After School
• Family Education
• International
• Media Ed Art & Lit
• Past Programs
• Peer Healrh
• Ignite your mind
• Youth Media
• Educators

Resources
• Alternative Media
• Going green
• Links to think
• Media Guides
• Quick Facts
• Teaching Tools
• Youth Resources

Curricula
• Changing the world
• Flipping the script
• Health and media
• Hidden heroes
• Poetic License
• Senior Year

Products
• Accessoires
• Publications
• USB-TV

Media
• Associate blog
• Education blog
• Founder blog
• Press Released
• YME blog
• Youth Media

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In the mix

Your issues. Your interests. Your favorite celebs. In the Mix, the national award-winning TV series for teens and by teens, brings you all of it...and gets everyone talking. We're on-air every week on PBS.

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The Buzz
• Teen buzz
• Media buzz
• Teacher and parent buzz
• Awards we’ve won

Shows (including accompanying material such as transcripts, fact sheets,…)

Behind the scenes
• From the staff
• Host bios
• Intern Diaries
• FAQs
• Program funders
• Credits
• Contact us

Celebs

Schedules

Feedback

Educators
• Episode Reviews
• Comments from Educators
• Complete Program Catalog
• Program listing by category
• Order Program videotapes
• Off-Air taping rights
• Lesson Plans and discussion guides

Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard explains how "stuff" or waste affects our communities at home and abroad. "The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world." The video can be divided into chapters, explains concepts with simple examples and in a humorous way.

KIDSNET

KIDSNET helps children, families and educators intelligently access the educational opportunities available from television, radio and multimedia sources. KIDSNET does this by encouraging media literacy in children and a commitment to educational excellence in broadcasters.

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What is KIDSNET?
KIDSNET Philosophy
Media Guide
Media News
Teacher Guides
KIDSNET Blog
KIDSNET Calendar

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BBC Video Nation Network

"Your views and experiences on camera and online"

Video Nation is based on the social research organisation Mass Observation, set up in 1937. Their aim was to create an "anthropology of ourselves" by studying the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. They did this by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers. The Mass Observation archive is currently kept at the University of Sussex, and you can find out more at their Mass Observation website.

Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

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Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

You can search the site by subject, features, locality, contributors' surnames, region and the title of the video. Each video lists Title, Contributor, Length, Date, Source, Country, Categories
An example of a feature is REMEMBRANCE 1918 - 2008: "There are very few people left who can remember the end of World War One first hand. But ninety years on many peoples' lives are still affected by the war which was meant to 'end all wars'. This series of Video Nation films take a personal look at some of the ways people have been touched by the Great War."

Video Nation also lists several guidelines to improve your filming skills: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/filmingskills/)
- RECORDING SOUND
- FILMING YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- THE "HOLLYWOOD SHOT"
- LIGHTING THE SUBJECT
- FILMING CONVERSATIONS
- FILMING ACTION
- FILMING A "PIECE TO CAMERA"
- LIGHTING YOURSELF
- DEALING WITH INTERRUPTIONS

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

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