At the forefront in its field, this Handbook examines the theoretical, conceptual, pedagogical and methodological development of media literacy education and research around the world. Building on traditional media literacy frameworks in critical analysis, evaluation, and assessment, it incorporates new literacies emerging around connective technologies, mobile platforms, and social networks. A global perspective rather than a Western-centric point of view is explicitly highlighted, with contributors from all continents, to show the empirical research being done at the intersection of media, education, and engagement in daily life. Structured around five themes—Educational Interventions; Safeguarding/Data and Online Privacy; Engagement in Civic Life; Media, Creativity and Production; Digital Media Literacy—the volume as a whole emphasizes the competencies needed to engage in meaningful participation in digital culture.

chapter 1|15 pages

Arc of Research and Central Issues in Media Literacy Education

ByBelinha S. De Abreu, Paul Mihailidis, Alice Y.L. Lee, Jad Melki, Julian McDougall

part I|66 pages

Educational Interventions

chapter 2|14 pages

Revisiting the Popular Arts

Media Education, Cultural Values and Cultural Production
ByAndrew Burn

chapter 3|10 pages

Media Literacy in Latin America

The Argentine Experience
ByRoxana Morduchowicz

chapter 4|11 pages

The Challenge of Media Literacy Education in Thailand

ByNonthasruang Kleebpung

chapter 6|18 pages

Media Literacy Approaches for Improving Youth and Family Health

ByErica Weintraub Austin, Davi Israel Kallman, Michelle Kistler

part II|73 pages

Safeguarding/Data and On-line Privacy

chapter 7|18 pages

Ensuring Young People’s Digital Privacy as a Fundamental Right

ByKathryn C. Montgomery, Jeff Chester, Tijana Milosevic

chapter 8|14 pages

Surveillance in the Digital Age

Methods, Opportunities, and Threats
ByGöran Pulkkis

chapter 9|10 pages

“Cosmology Episode” of Cybercrime Against Children in MENA

The Case of Egypt
ByIbrahim Saleh

chapter 10|17 pages

Use of Online Social Networks (OSNs) by Youngsters, Teachers, and Parents

Perceptions of Risk and Opportunities
ByVitor Tomé

chapter 11|12 pages

Digital Citizenship Education

Moving Beyond Personal Responsibility
ByKristen Mattson, Marialice B.F.X. Curran

part III|86 pages

Engagement in Civic Life

chapter 12|15 pages

Remediating Democracy

Participatory Youth Media Scenes, Cultural Friction and Media Reform
ByStuart R. Poyntz

chapter 13|19 pages

Remix Politics

Political Remix as an Analytic Framework for Critical Media Literacy
ByBenjamin Thevenin

chapter 14|18 pages

Are We Citizen Scientists, Citizen Sensors or Something Else Entirely?

Popular Sensing and Citizenship for the Internet of Things
ByCatherine D’Ignazio, Ethan Zuckerman

chapter 15|14 pages

Civic Deliberation and Engagement in a Weak Democracy

The Potential of the Digital Space in Mexico
ByManuel Alejandro Guerrero

chapter 16|18 pages

Searching for a Signal

Digital Literacy, Civic Engagement, and the Building of a Community Wi-Fi Network in Miami’s Urban Core
ByMoses Shumow

part IV|76 pages

Media, Creativity, and Production

chapter 17|15 pages

Towards ‘Creative Media Literacy’

BySteve Connolly, Mark Readman

chapter 18|14 pages

Integrating Key Cultural Ideas Into Digital Media Literacy Production

Two Classroom-Based Case Studies
ByNatalie Underberg-Goode

chapter 19|15 pages

Back to the Drawing Board

Making Comics, Making Media Literacy
ByAntonio López

chapter 20|16 pages

Media Enterprise Education

Professional Practices and Everyday Creativity
ByDaniel Ashton

chapter 21|14 pages

The Pedagogical Challenge in Media Practice

Craft Education and the ‘Entrepreneurial’ Paradigm
ByJo Royle, Thinus Mathee

part V|71 pages

Digital Media Literacy

chapter 23|17 pages

From “Being Tethered” to “Going Unplugged”

Media Addiction and the Role of Unplugging as a Transformative Tool of Digital Literacy
ByRoman Gerodimos

chapter 24|14 pages


Digital Media Literacy and the Family
ByYasmine Dabbous, Khaled Nasser

chapter 25|12 pages

Digital Media Literacy in Conflicts

The Increasing Role of Social Media in South Sudan
ByAnke Fiedler, Stephen Kovats

chapter 26|10 pages

The Digital Public Sphere

Social Media as Social and Political Participation
BySaba Bebawi