Audiovisual literacy: Problem or Solution?

Children and teenagers are “digital natives”, they grow alongside new technologies. All this entails different advantages and disadvantages and it’s necessary to take advantage of the audiovisual content to help them develope literacy skills and critical thinking. Problems such as the imitation of aggressive behaviors they see on television can be solved with a correct use of technology. Among the ways to overcome the negative influence of digital content we can find:

  • Watch TV with them
  • Play digital games with them
  • Help to develop critical thinking: ask why, create debates
  • Counteract the passive and thoughtless tendency and comment on the contents.

The solution is not to stop consuming digital content, but to understand what they are watching/playing with.

Eva Fernández

Equipo educativo Smile and Learn 

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