Media Smarts: How to be a savvy Media Consumer

Young people are bombarded with all kinds of media: TV commercials, video-games, mobile apps, magazines, websites and more. For parents, educators and consumers in general, it can be hard to identify the risks involved in this constant exposure and what to do about them. In Media Smarts, facilitators help to unpack issues such as gender bias, violence, and materialism in media. Participants will gain a better understanding of the cultural challenges facing young people and come away with concrete techniques to create a safe environment for children.