Going Beyond “Just Say No” and Cybersafety


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Going Beyond “Just Say No” and Cybersafety

Dr. Cyndy Scheibe Director of Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College

Healthy Strategies for Helping Children & Teens Use Media Wisely

• Learn fact vs. fiction in advertising & media

• Counter messages about alcohol, tobacco, and junk food.

This lively and interactive workshop addresses the challenges parents face in helping children and teens navigate the complex media-saturated world in which they live, along with practical suggestions using media literacy.  Drawing from her background in developmental psychology and more than 20 years of experience in media literacy education, Dr. Scheibe will demonstrate how media literacy approaches can be used to foster critical thinking and discussion about the media messages they encounter and to empower them with actions they can take to develop wise and healthy media habits. Topics will include: what research shows about media use by today’s children and teens; safe, healthy and effective use of the internet; telling fact from fiction in advertising and other media messages; countering media messages about alcohol, drugs, and junk food; and issues involving social media and cyberbullying.  Participants will receive handouts and learn approaches that they can use immediately with children of any age.

Free & open To everyone with special focus for middle and high school parents, caregivers, students, educators, and counselors.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
5:30–7:00 p.m.
Activities Room, Ithaca High School

Door Prizes — Light Refreshments

Sponsored by the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County.




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