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March is Media Mentor Month

Posted: March 5, 2021

Keri-Lee Beasley from Western Academy Beijing describes Media Mentor Month as “.. a global education initiative designed to help parents develop a positive relationship with their children around digital technologies. It provides prompts to celebrate positive uses of technology, explore creative pursuits, and encourages us to take time for important conversations about how we best use our devices.”

Our last 12 months has seen us using technology in new and exciting ways but it has also raised concerns and questions among our DC parents around how to support and balance digital devices in the home.

Here is a wonderful opportunity to play a Monopoly-styled game. The suggested activities are easy to do with your child and are centred around open discussions connected to Digital Citizenship. The websites mentioned in each corner of the game board also provides a selection of excellent resources for further follow up. Why not give it a go?

Copies of the Media Mentor Month (MMM) gameboard can be found here in English and here in Mandarin. Read more about MMM (including the activities from previous years) here.