The PREP for All Students Act of 2020 is a proposed bill that aims to create a Council on Emergency Response Protocols to ensure the establishment of accessible, developmentally appropriate, culturally aware, and trauma-informed emergency response protocols in public schools, early childcare and education settings, and institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. VisitContinue reading “PREP for All Students Act of 2020 – S.4956”
The World Health Organization has offered guidelines for how the media can cover stories about suicide responsibly in an effort to temper this copycat effect. Visit the guidelines here. Visit a journal article from Washington University who extended the guidelines to mass shootings here.
Reporting on Mass Shootings is a website that has compiled a two-page document about general recommendations traditional media can use when reporting about mass shootings. They list what harmful versus helpful media coverage of such events can do and considerations on language and type of content shown. Visit the webpage here.
“The Don’t Name Them campaign encourages media, law enforcement, and public information officers to move their focus from the shooters/attackers to the victims and heroes”. By focusing on the victims and heroes rather than perpetrator(s) and what they did/were like, it can shift from a feeling of despair and horror to a time of healingContinue reading “Don’t Name Them Campaign”
“No Notoriety” challenges the media to follow their drafted protocol that will help reduce mass shootings that are due to media-inspired fame. This can be done through being aware that infamy can breed copycat crimes, and when reporting, report facts about the mindset and motivational profile, not the perpetrator’s name or showing their photo, unlessContinue reading “No Notoriety Campaign”
AFT has teamed up with Everytown and the NEA (National Education Association) stating that active shooter drills that are unannounced are detrimental to school safety. New Report: Unannounced Active Shooter Drills Have No Place in Our Schools Research and policy proposals can be found here.
The Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts from running active shooter drills that mimic or appear to be an actual shooting incident, as well as have parents, students, and staff be adequately notified that one will be taking place on a certain date and the type of content theContinue reading “TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act”
The Media Spot promotes media literacy through collaborative media productions, partnerships with environmentally and socially progressive organizations, and K-12 staff and curriculum development to help adapt their curricula to a constantly evolving mediated and technological world without losing track of the objective of media literacy education: empowering lifelong learners to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE andContinue reading “The Media Spot”
I AM not the MEdia’s mission is to empower teens and young adults to become conscious viewers of the media, critical decision makers, and to embrace their individuality and uniqueness through media literacy and media creation. Visit their website here.
“Learn to Discern’s curriculum builds communities’ resilience to state-sponsored disinformation, inoculates communities against public health misinformation, promotes inclusive communities by empowering its members to recognize and reject divisive narratives and hate speech, improves young people’s ability to navigate increasingly polluted online spaces, and enables leaders to shape decisions based on facts and quality information.” ReadContinue reading “IREX’s Learn to Discern Media Literacy Training (L2D)”