On the Sunny Side of the Street: “Defending the Early Years and Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment” Tod Gross speaks with Diane Levin about the 2 advocacy organizations she co-founded and co-leads—one promoting appropriate early education and the other promoting appropriate decisions about media and toys for young children.
NEWLY REVISED SUMMER INSTITUTE/COURSE taught by Diane Levin and Lexi Ladd and others at Wheelock, in conjunction with Mass Media Literacy Dates: July 5-8, 2016, 9am – 6pm Format: One-week, on-campus intensive Course Description: Examine the profound influence media and media culture are having on children’s development, learning and attitudes. Explore media’s impact on families, [Click for more…]
In a recent article in the New York Times, Nick Bilton relates the story of learning that Steve Jobs had not allowed his children to use the iPad. “So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t [Click for more…]
This post originally appeared on Diane’s blog on the Huffington Post. The Massachusetts Legislature’s House-Senate Joint Committee on Education recently heard testimony on behalf of legislation proposed to develop comprehensive media literacy education in kindergarten through 12th grade. I testified in strong support of this legislation because of my deep concern about how media and technology are affecting today’s young children [Click for more…]