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5 Essential Media Literacy Questions for Kids

Use these five essential questions as a springboard, and help kids dig deeper with even more critical questions of their own.
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All media comes with an author, and an agenda. Whether in the classroom or at home, help kids think critically about any media they view with questions that dig below the surface. Use these five essential questions as a springboard, and help kids dig deeper with even more critical questions of their own.

For more media literacy resources, visit Common Sense Education's News and Media Literacy Toolkit.

Common Sense Education's Teaching Strategies videos offer practical tips to use yourself or share with colleagues. Common Sense Education helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

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