What is Media Literacy Week?

Media Literacy Week highlights the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills to ensure their interactions with media are positive and enriching.

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In Action

Find out about the great things youth and educators are doing in your community.

Featured Resource

Think Before You Share: this guide from MediaSmarts and Facebook provides teens with tips about sharing and making decisions online.

Ideas for Activities

Want to get involved? Check out our activity packages for the classroom, community, and home.

Media Literacy 101

Take a minute to learn about the key concepts of media literacy and how they’re a useful tool for examining mass media and popular culture.

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