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Media Literacy

What is media literacy?

The ability to analyze, evaluate, and communicate information that is seen, heard, and read in the media (Considine, 1995).

Why is it important?

Develops critical thinking skills to interpret and challenge information encountered in the media every day (Center for Media Literacy).

Media Literacy Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention

How to educate about it?

Media Education Foundation videos and study guides by topic:

Media Literacy Project resources:

Media Literacy Events on Campus

Where to educate?

  • First-year orientation
  • Student organization meetings
  • Orientation for student-athletes
  • As a part of Take Back the Night or Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities
  • Movie night on campus