Three conversations to have with your high schooler this March.

How can we be media mentors for our high schoolers?

 Let’s have open and regular conversations about the way we consume and create media.

Inspired by Keri-Lee Beasley’s #mediamentormonth guide for Primary School students and parents, here are three ways you can engage as media mentors for high school students:

Not all games are created equally…

Share a game you played as a teen (here is a blast from the past for Douglas Adams fans!). Watch the TED talk below, and discuss whether or not you agree that gaming is being used for this purpose.

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Do memes have political ramifications?

Compare ways memes shows up in your weekly communication. Listen to the episode of Chips with Everything, a regular podcast from The Guardian embedded below. How does that conversation provoke you to think differently about reading and sharing memes?


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Do teens and adults have similar rules for social media use?

What are the unspoken rules for the primary social media you use? To what extent are they evolving? Take a look at the video below and discuss the ways we come to navigate and understand rules like these.

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Looking for a great parent-teen book share?

Try out ‘Bored and Brilliant,’ a new book by the Note to Self podcaster Manoush Zamorodi.  The UWCSEA East library has a copy waiting for you!

If you have any of our #mediamentormonth conversations at home, tell us how it went in the comment section below!

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  1. Riki says:

    Very good tricks and tutorials, this is still needed for the formation of teenagers, especially monitoring for our own children is good with games but copy that involves social aspects is not a game gadget

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