Providing evidence-based media literacy education to children, families and professionals since 2001

 

Helping children live safe, healthy, successful lives through smart use of media

We help

Children understand media and use it for good

Professionals acquire media literacy knowledge and teaching tools

Families parent well in this digital, media age

We partner with schools, research institutions, health and prevention programs, foundations, government and business to provide a continuum of evidence base- online and in person - health-focused media literacy education from early childhood through young adulthood

Partner with us to bring media literacy to your community

Media Literacy Promotes

  • engagement with peers, family and community
  • respect, empathy, compassion, healthy relationships
  • social connection
  • learning and academic success
  • critical thinking skills
  • pro-social use of media
  • healthy decision making
  • healthy eating, good nutrition
  • Elementary Student
    “I learned that when the video games and TV make violence seem good, it’s really not good.”
    Elementary Student
  • Rona Zlokower, MCM Executive Director, Media Power Youth
    "If we want our youth to develop appropriately, be healthy and safe, then we must guide them to use and consume media critically and responsibly."
    Rona Zlokower, MCM Executive Director, Media Power Youth
  • Parent, Plymouth, NH
    "After what I learned today, I will become more involved with my child's media world.”
    Parent, Plymouth, NH
  •  Teacher, North Country Health Consortium Coos County Coalition
    “Media is becoming seamless and not going away. Students and adults need to learn how to effectively discern the information they are being bombarded with… Thank you for an eye-opening experience! We clearly need to incorporate media literacy into our classrooms.”  
    Teacher, North Country Health Consortium Coos County Coalition
  • Lisa DiBrigida MD Medical Director, Child Health Services, Manchester, NH
    “If we can help parents manage media in their family life, it will make parenting easier, our children healthier and more likely to succeed in school.”
    Lisa DiBrigida MD Medical Director, Child Health Services, Manchester, NH
  • Parent, Parent Education Series, Hollis, NH
    “I liked all the different topics that were covered. It affects so many aspects of our kids’ lives.”
    Parent, Parent Education Series, Hollis, NH
  • Parent in Goffstown, NH
    “What can I do? I ‘m a good parent but there is no line between my daughter’s real and online worlds.”
    Parent in Goffstown, NH
  • David S. Bickham & Ronald G. Slaby (Effects of a Media Literacy Program in the US on Children's Critical Evaluation of Unhealthy Media Messages about Violence, Smoking, and Food), Journal of Children and Media, Volume 6, Number 2, May 2012
    “Students reported enjoying the classes, finding them interesting and learning from them.”
    David S. Bickham & Ronald G. Slaby (Effects of a Media Literacy Program in the US on Children's Critical Evaluation of Unhealthy Media Messages about Violence, Smoking, and Food), Journal of Children and Media, Volume 6, Number 2, May 2012
  •  Dr. Michael Rich, MD, MPH, Director, Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital Boston
    “Media Power Youth is a model public health and media literacy program that all communities would do well to adopt.”
    Dr. Michael Rich, MD, MPH, Director, Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital Boston