Media Literacy

Contemporary Media Concerns.


The four major areas of concern regarding the media today tend to focus on Children, and often to focus on a specific media of television and the Internet.

Review all four before starting the exercise.

The four areas of concern are:

  1. Passive and Inactive Television Viewing by Children

  2. Advertising on Television

  3. Sex and violence on Television

  4. Exposure to Graphic Sexual material on the Internet

The statistical information provided on the following pages is taken from reports issued by The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on communications, the Surgeon General's Report and various contemporary publications.