The idea of adults and children engaging in digital media together was at the heart of Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation, a symposium at Erikson Institute on June 26, 2017 hosted by Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center in partnership with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). The symposium preceded NAMLE’s 2017 national conference, providing discussion topics throughout the week. Seventy-five educators, policymakers, and media developers from national and local community organizations gathered to discuss and develop solutions to ensure all young
children, birth to age 8, and the adults in their lives receive media literacy education in all of the learning environments in which they spend their days, including early childhood programs, schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, and home.
What is media literacy? A definition from NAMLE
Available Downloads and Resources
Building Healthy Relationships with Media: A Parent’s Guide to Media Literacy from NAMLE (available in several languages)