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http://proquest.umi.com.online.library.marist.edu/pqdweb?index=6&did=1908537691&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1260671814&clientId=14836

This news article discusses how Steve Fuller, a professor of sociology at Warwick University, believes that media literacy should be taught to children from the age of five beside the normal curriculum. We have recently talked about it in class and it is interesting to see that this topic is close to becoming a reality. I feel kids can be manipulated by commercials and the media at early ages mainly because they are not wise enough to avoid tricks done by advertising companies. Fuller even says people would be less gullible if they had a taught background on the subject.

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Written by johnv1

December 16, 2009 at 2:41 am

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  1. You might be interested in other things I’ve done in relation to media literacy. I briefly discuss this in my blog entry associated with the article mentioned:
    http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/swfuller/entry/primary_schools_need/

    Steve Fuller

    December 17, 2009 at 11:14 am


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