WFSU Public Media and PBS KIDS are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With resources and programming available 24/7, we leverage the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination, and curiosity. Our learning partnerships involve parents, teachers, caregivers, and informal education communities; together we help to empower children for success in school, the ‘world of work,’ and lifelong learning!
What is Media?
Media is defined as a means of communication that reaches and influences people widely. Here at WFSU Public Media, that includes
Media literacy is the ability to:
on the wide variety of ways that people communicate and share information.
To be media literate, we need to ask questions and pay close attention to the information out there. The National Association for Media Literacy Education suggests the following questions to ask:
- Who made this?
- Why was it made?
- What is missing from this message?
- How might different people interpret this message?
- Who might benefit from this message?
- Who might be harmed by this message?