October 14th, 2022

Children & Mass Media

  • Media can be pro-social and improve academics and reading.
  • Content of media is what really counts, not hours spent watching.
  • Sesame Street has been studied more than any other children’s show.
    • They’ve brought on a character on the Autism spectrum, a character who are food insecure and unhoused, an Asian American character, and a character with an incarcerated parent.
    • When they do shows in different countries, they bring on a production team from that country to make sure it’s portraying everything correctly and aligns with that country’s educational goals.