Presentation Title

How media literacy lessons in South Carolina schools can reduce negative side effects of internet platforms

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Michael Promisel and Jacqueline Kurlowski, Politics

Major

Political Science

Presentation Abstract

Reasons for the deep political division, driving unrest in the U.S., are social media addiction and misinformation online. Perhaps the biggest victims of this are teenagers, as they are the largest target audience for the technology industry. In order to combat the negative consequences of this reality, I have studied media literacy lessons in public school curriculums along with their best practices throughout the U.S. I created a piece of public policy to implement lessons on media literacy to teach South Carolina middle and high schoolers about the threat of social media and the tech industry, along with how to effectively avoid the multitude of adverse outcomes through advancing critical thinking skills in everyday online use.

Location

Room 3

Start Date

22-4-2021 3:20 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 3:40 PM

Disciplines

Political Science

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How media literacy lessons in South Carolina schools can reduce negative side effects of internet platforms

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Reasons for the deep political division, driving unrest in the U.S., are social media addiction and misinformation online. Perhaps the biggest victims of this are teenagers, as they are the largest target audience for the technology industry. In order to combat the negative consequences of this reality, I have studied media literacy lessons in public school curriculums along with their best practices throughout the U.S. I created a piece of public policy to implement lessons on media literacy to teach South Carolina middle and high schoolers about the threat of social media and the tech industry, along with how to effectively avoid the multitude of adverse outcomes through advancing critical thinking skills in everyday online use.

https://digitalcommons.coastal.edu/ugrc/test1/test1track/65