An introduction to media and information literacy for children

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In a digital world, the media is all around us. Every day, thousands of media messages bombard us, giving us news, knowledge, entertainment, information on products, lifestyles and beliefs. Media increasingly determines what we learn, what we believe, and what actions we take as members of communities or as citizens.

Amidst this barrage of media, how do we know where and how to find accurate, independent information? How can we tell what is real and what is fake?

Media and Information Literacy helps us develop the skills to use media effectively, safely and responsibly.

This introduction to media literacy is part of CCDS’s efforts to research and advocate for digital equality in India. It is aimed at children and teenagers in the 11–16 age-group, and can be used by students themselves, or by teachers and trainers in the classroom.