Media Literacy and Your Girl’s Understanding

Today’s teens are seeking information as engaged global citizens. What a gift to raise girls who care so deeply for the world! But without parental guidance, “research” and “concern” can quickly devolve into accepting half-truths and forming emotionally-charged, factless opinions. To combat false information, teach your girl the skills of critical thinking and media literacy.  

You can guide your girl to being a wise news consumer. Teach her to employ these filters when reading or watching news: Is it true? Who created the content and for what purpose? Does the information honor God and His people? Am I getting all viewpoints? Does the information feed inflammatory emotions in me?  

1 Peter 5:8a says that Biblical wisdom is marked by those who are watchful and sober-minded. Grow your girl into this kind of Godly girl. 

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.