California may enact the first bot bill: a useful step, but it doesn’t replace Media Literacy education

2018-09-12T19:02:50-04:00September 12th, 2018|California, News|

By Lisa Levine and Brooklyn Levine Sapozhnikov, California MLN state chapter co-chairs

The Bot disclosure bill – the first of its kind in the US – is now at the California governor’s desk. Beginning July 1

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In the West, plenty of action this year: Here’s the update

2017-12-20T13:18:21-04:00December 20th, 2017|Arizona, California, Legislation, New Mexico, News, Washington|

In October, the New Mexico House of Representatives carried through on its commitment to take up a study of media literacy between sessions, after passing a Memorial during the spring session.

House Memori

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Psychological fallout from social media is an urgent call for critical media literacy skills

2016-11-29T17:00:00-04:00June 24th, 2015|California, Stories|

By Brooklyn Levine, PhD, MSW

“Everyone else’s life is perfect and mine is a disaster ….” This sentiment is echoed in my private clinical office frequently. Oftentimes the ellipses is followed by somethin

A Funny Thing Happens When You Teach Media Literacy: Kids Get Smarter

2017-06-16T19:23:25-04:00January 5th, 2015|advocacy, California, curriculum, education, Stories|

By Diana Graber

The average 8- to 18-year old spends more time with media than they do with their parents or in school. They are assaulted by media messages nearly

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