“It is no accident that Media Smart and Ofcom are roughly the same age. We are joined together in this task of bringing media literacy to audiences and we hugely value and support the practical work that Media Smart is doing”
Tim Suter, Partner, Content and Standards, Ofcom, 7 February 2006

Key documents on media literacy

Below is a selection of key documents on media literacy and children in the UK.

 

Title

Author

Date of publication

Media Smart Be Adwise 2 An Evaluation

Professor David Buckingham, Dr. Rebekah Willett, Dr. Shakuntala Banaji and Dr. Susan Cranmer
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, Institute of Education, University of London

January 2007

The Oslo Challenge

UNICEF

20 November 1999

MEDIA LITERACY STATEMENT: 2001, A general statement of policy by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Media Literacy and Critical Viewing Skills

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

2001

Media Literacy Audit
Report on adult media literacy

Ofcom

2 March 2006

Speech by Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport to BFI/UKFC/C4

Media Literacy Seminar

27 January 2004

The Media Literacy of Children and Young People, A review of the research literature

On behalf of Ofcom, by David Buckingham with contributions from Shaku Banaji, Andrew Burn, Diane Carr, Sue Cranmer, Rebekah Willett Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, Institute of Education

 

 
 
MEDIASMART UK 2006