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By Mike McGann, Editor-in-Chief, The Times @mikemcgannpa New year, same old … well, a lot of things. We’ve been getting our butt kicked by a virus for two years, half the country thinks the other half are corrupt liars and we’re heading to a time when we won’t even agree whether the skies are blue …

“Innovative Ways to Increase Social Media Proficiency in Sri Lanka” was the theme of a closed-door roundtable hosted by the UNESCO New Delhi office and Mythos Labs on December 8, 2021. The roundtable mobilized various experts from institutions such as the Sri Lankan government, Facebook, Hashtag Generation, the Ford Foundation and General Sir John Kotelawala …

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (December 13, 2021) – When the Poynter Institute launched its MediaWise digital media education initiative in 2018, the non-partisan nonprofit set an ambitious goal. Teach 1 million middle and high school students how to better detect misleading or inaccurate information on the Internet. Today, almost four years later, MediaWise has reached 21 …

More than 70% of voters said they supported teaching students about the benefits and risks of social media in schools, according to a new Morning Consult / Politico poll, which comes after the Florida Senate. advanced an invoice this would require such a practice in state public schools. Why is this important Florida State Senator …

It is the season of hope, faith and joy. So, like everyone else, the Columbian Editorial Board is compiling a wishlist. Of course, we will ask Santa for conscientious elected officials, free and fair elections, and a new bridge. (Doesn’t everyone have these items on their list?) More importantly, we hope for better media literacy …

1,000 children and adolescents aged 11 to 17 were interviewed in Latvia. In total, over 5,000 adolescents from the Baltic States, Finland and Sweden participated in the study. The results of the survey show that a third or 34% of children and young people in Latvia are often confronted with false information in the Internet …

During the last week of October 2021, the UN-sponsored Global Media and Information Week in South Africa, with the participation of India, resolved to tackle disinformation by improving the capacity people to counter it. Nothing could better position media education in the era of the right to information than its function of demystifying information processes …

Mickey Huff (l) and Andy Lee Roth. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE Each year, Project Censored publishes a book of 25 stories that the group believes should receive more media coverage. Censored project was founded in 1976 at Sonoma State University, to bring attention to media censorship and to help students develop their media literacy. …

Jesse scheckner By Jesse Scheckner For FloridaPolitics.com A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by Republican Senator Danny Burgess of Zephyrhills, would require public schools to teach students about social media, …

A bill requiring Florida public schools to include social media literacy classes alongside other mandatory programs on Tuesday allowed the Senate Education Committee to receive consistent, bipartisan support. SB 480, sponsored by the Republican Senator. Danny burgess of Zephyrhills, would require public schools to teach students about social media, its benefits and dangers through instructions …