Mary pledges to support media literacy education.
Mary signed a pledge in Westminster to promote media literacy skills amongst young people in our area.
At an exhibition held in the Houses of Parliament this week, which highlighted the media literacy programme, Media Smart, xx MP signed up to a campaign to promote the importance of young people and their parents understanding advertising and the commercial world in which they grow up.
Mary Said “Our young people grow up in a world surrounded by advertising. This can be creative and inspiring, but it is really important for children to be able to understand exactly what is being suggested, promised and sold. Media Smart provides excellent, free teaching resources which helps them to think critically about these issues, as showcased by this exhibition. I will be writing to headteachers in our area to draw their attention to the resources for possible use in our schools.”