Research + News | Topic: Media Discernment

Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens

New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.

The Call To Self-Discipline In A Media-Saturated Age

Our society is addicted to spectacle. How do we keep our eyes are fixed on Christ? Read a review of a new book from Tony Reinke, titled Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age, by clicking here.

Less Tech = Fewer Regrets

“In a tech-ubiquitous world, I fear our reality is becoming more ‘tech’ and less ‘world.'”  But how do you fight that? Read the rest of the article here.

New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.

Teens Don’t Know Whether To Trust Ads

Survey finds group almost evenly split regarding their confidence in advertising’s veracity. Read the research here.

Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.

Parental Advisory: Platforms Let Parents Monitor Their Children’s Activities

Modern technology presents new challenges for parents, who grapple over how much screen time they should allow their children and the impact of the digital world on their lives. Read the article here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

How to Eat Media

Youth worker Joel Kime highlights CPYU’s 3(D) Guide method to media discernment in one of his recent blog posts.

Read his blog post here.

Docs Lay Out Media Recommendations For Kids, Teens

The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The organization also says parents should oversee children’s media consumption and educate them about proper media engagement.

Read the full article here.