Your growing child is bombarded by images every day, and he must learn to tell fact from fake news. The challenge is knowing how to make him “media savvy” so that he can make sense of what he sees on television, what he hears on radio, and what he reads in newspapers and billboards.
Try to get an overall idea of the different influences on his life. It’s not just about how much television and how many DVDs he watches – media includes tablets and smart phones (for games, videos and surfing), books, magazines, comics, newspapers, even advertising hoardings. Each of these different sources can have a strong effect on his understanding of things.