Media Literacy

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Cyberbullying

By |April 10th, 2016|

Cyberbullying is any aggressive behavior that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails with an intention to harass someone, rumors sent by […]

We are now media literates

By |April 10th, 2016|

The students of St Mary’s School, Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh have had a brilliant experience of a media literacy seminary organised by CONNECT on 8th April.

The students learned about various ways of critically approaching media including print and broadcast media, as well as new media.

The day long seminar had various ingredients such as input sessions, […]

New Media

By |April 10th, 2016|

New Media is a 21st Century catchall term used to define all that is related to the internet and the interplay between technology, images and sound. New media evolves and morphs continuously.

Most technologies described as “new media” are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulated, networkable, dense, compressible, and interactive. Some examples may be the […]

Changing Habits

By |March 1st, 2016|

I was walking my way to the parish church for the morning Mass. Suddenly I heard a loud music approaching me from behind. I turned back to find a young lady walking at the pace of music being played aloud in her mobile phone.

In one of the media literacy sessions in a Kanpur school, Nafisa, […]

Let Us Connect

By |October 2nd, 2015|

As we were travelling in Delhi Metro both of us noted something fascinating but not uncommon today. Everyone around us in the metro car was connected with one or other electronic mobile device. Most of them had their ears plugged with a wired headphone to connect with the mobile device. Some made this connection through […]

Curious Case of Digital Youth

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Approximately ten years ago Delhi was shocked by an MMS that went viral! It was November 2004 and Delhi was shivering with cold. This MMS became the hottest news in all channels, arousing much public interest.

Those who still grapple as to what an MMS is, it’s the abbreviation for Multimedia Messaging Service. It was the […]

Indoctrination

By |September 19th, 2015|

These days we here a lot about ‘reforms’ in education in India. This is done explicitly in the wake of Indianisation of Education and Culture. The BJP government backed by the kind of fundamentalist and non secular ideologies such as VHP, RSS and so on is pushing the politically motivated agendas in lieu of education. […]

Media Literacy

By |September 19th, 2015|

Cultural transformations affect young children, individuals as well as families in unprecedented ways. Globalisation, market culture, and proliferation of media are influencing our life and perspectives. This special situation forces us to rethink the content, format and the style of our education system.

Media is increasingly becoming part and parcel of our life. Everyday new technologies […]

Media Literacy: Kanpur Chapter

By |September 19th, 2015|

CONNECT has delivered media literacy programmes in two of the Ursuline Schools in Kanpur last week.

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Fr Jose Vallikatt in the input session

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In this program at least 600 students of class IX and XI attended the program.

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Students in a discussion exercise on media

The sessions started with providing fundamentals of understanding media, and lead the the students […]