Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Media literacy in schools needed vs social media abuse

MANILA, Philippines – Media literacy is the long-term solution to fight the worsening state of disinformation and abuse on social media.

This was emphasized during the Senate education committee hearing on Tuesday, October 18, on the responsible use of social media in schools.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Professor Clarissa David pushed for media literacy in schools to encourage students to be critical when using the new medium. It is, after all, unchartered territory.

 "Our social norms and values need to catch up with technology," she said, focusing on five ideas for media literacy: social etiquette in interaction; the moral responsibility not to abuse its anonymity; to foster critical thinking; strengthen the paradigms of constructive debate; and put in place respect for plurality of ideas.

Click HERE to read the full article at Rappler.

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