Why We Need to Teach Kids to be Skeptical of Everything

Just last week, a relative of mine posted an image on Facebook that grabbed my attention. I teach juniors and seniors in a Media and Design class, and our first project was based around image editing. At first glance, the photo just didn’t look right. The next day, I showed the image to my students,…

Teaching Kids About Healthy, Responsible & Impactful Uses of Social Media

This post contains excerpts from my newly released book, Digital and Media Literacy in the Age of the Internet: Practical Classroom Applications, which is now available on Amazon. Social Media and Mental Health A 2017 Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) social media study of 1500 young people in the UK from ages 14 to…