Fitting in, Standing Out, and Building an Identity: Middle Schoolers and Media Literacy

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Abstract

At the same time they are trying to fit in with their peers, tween and early-teenage youth are also working to create their own identities and stand out amongst the crowd. Media messaging — from the social media they consume to the advertisements that are targeted at them — play on this tension, forcing our youth to make choices about how to build an identity while not standing too far away from their peers. In this session, we explore the tensions that youth face as well as teaching strategies to help them become better media consumers and creators.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Nov 29 2022
EventAcross the Generations with Media Literacy - Online
Duration: Nov 29 2022Nov 29 2022

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