How to Build Up Critical Thinking in Your Digital Kids

“The environment teaches.” ~John Dewey

It’s no longer an option; critical thinking has become a skill kids must learn to master in today’s content-driven, digital world.

The recent spotlight on fake news and the current call to more carefully analyze online content has brought the topic of media literacy for families front and center. But what is media literacy and how can parents help make that concept relevant to kids who can be naive and impulsive in sharing online content?

What is media literacy?

Media literacy, as defined by the National Association for Media Literacy, is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. Media literacy empowers us all to become critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators, and active digital citizens.

Raising kids who are critical thinkers, who can wisely consume, question, create, and share content, is among the new parenting goals of the digital age.

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