Saturday, June 13, 2020

Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism


We've gathered together all our articles and lists of media recommendations to help parents, educators, and others spark important conversations. 
By Caroline Knorr 6/2/2020

Today's kids are growing up in a world where anyone can create anything they wish -- a YouTube video, a meme, a tweet. Unfortunately, some choose to use these tools to spread hate, misinformation, and racism. That's why it's so critical for parents to be intentional about the media kids are exposed to. Choose media that educates kids in essential human values such as love, understanding, kindness, and compassion. Take the opportunity to discuss how race is portrayed, how stereotypes are perpetuated, and how racial experiences differ. Use our conversation starters to get kids to think more deeply about these topics. Now, more than ever, our kids really need to learn these lessons. 
Advice for parents on using media to discuss racism

Book recommendations
·       Civil Rights Books

Movie recommendations

Other media

How to discuss breaking news/disturbing topics

Media use research 

Mental health resources

Recursos en español

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