Media Literacy Workshop at City Middle/High Saturday

Did you know that kids are exposed to more than 400,000 advertisements for junk food each year –and only 50 promoting healthy foods? Here’s an opportunity to help your kids navigate harmful mediamessages–OKT
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Media Literacy Workshop

  • 10 am-12 pm Saturday Jan. 28
  • City Middle/High School
  • 1400 Fuller Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    Free to middle and high school youth. $5 suggested donation for adult attendees.

Register in advance through GR Parks and Rec or at the door the day of the event.

The local group STOK – Stop Targeting Our Kids – is hosting a media literacy workshop next Saturday, January 28. Designed for both parents and youth ages 11 and up, the workshop explores:

How does the media impact you? How about our families? Our classrooms? Our society? How do we manage rapidly changing new media and mediums such as Facebook, smart phones, 24 hour news cycles, video and online games as well as the omnipresent influence of marketing and advertising in our daily lives? How do screens affect our brains and our development? Why is it important to become media literate?

Explore these questions and more in a dynamic workshop designed for youth ages 11 and up, educators and parents. Facilitated by members of STOK (Stop Targeting Our Kids): a Grand Rapids based advocacy group focused on raising media literacy awareness and eliminating the commercialization of childhood.