This Is Your Brain on Media

A recently released study by the Kaiser Family Foundation prompts USA Today to explore whether kids’ media multitasking affects their concentration, or even their brain development. The director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston points out “There are few ‘media literacy’ programs in schools to help children sort out advertising claims and understand how media can affect them.” Sounds like prime time for youth media organizations to make their case for why they need funding to teach media literacy.