How do we teach our children media literacy?
Mar 28, 2017, 1:00 PM
Do you remember when you learned about media literacy? I remember it well...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for advertising
Nov 15, 2016, 9:54 AM
Christmas advertising spend is on the up - help young people prepare for a season of commercial messaging
Don't let costume adverts spook you out
Oct 31, 2016, 4:42 PM
Halloween costumes can be scary for young people - in more ways than one...
Great progress but our work continues…
Oct 14, 2016, 11:19 AM
This week, we announced that we have had over 15,000 downloads of our resources and also lent our support to World Mental Health Day
Are they Body Confidence ready?
Jul 12, 2016, 10:27 AM
Summer is great for BBQs but not always so good for self-esteem
Body Image and Advertising Case Studies
Jul 11, 2016, 1:59 PM
Here are some great examples of advertising and a few tips for finding more!
We told you so...
Jun 10, 2016, 3:28 PM
Earlier this week, the European Council claimed its increasing interest for media literacy and we strongly agree.
From the moon to your living room
Dec 4, 2015, 4:10 PM
Media Smart has launched a guide for parents and guardians to help their children understand the advertising they see during the festive season.
Screen if you want to go faster
Oct 27, 2015, 3:17 PM
A recent study from Ofcom found children increasingly “need help to develop the know-how they need to navigate the online world".
Corridors of Power
Oct 26, 2015, 11:04 AM
Last week, Media Smart was running an exhibition in Westminster to raise awareness of the programme with parliamentarians.
Jul 31, 2015, 11:08 AM
Many people think advertising is just a company telling everyone to buy something, but the reality is a bit more complicated.
Jul 24, 2015, 2:10 PM
With the new resources published last week, Media Smart’s attention has now turned to spreading our message to teachers on social media. Luckily we knew a very handy source of information on how best to do that.
Jul 17, 2015, 11:24 AM
After months of work, we’re proud to finally share our new resources with teachers and students. The updated primary school resources have been enhanced and brought bang up to date with fantastic new adverts and examples.
A curriculum for life
Mar 26, 2015, 11:24 AM
Last week, Education secretary Nicky Morgan said children should be taught about the new social issues created by the internet age. Wading into the tricky political area of PSHE (Personal Social Health & Economic Education for those not overly familiar!), she talked about staying safe online.