Media literacy represents the competence to:
- Access the media
- Understand and to have critical approach towards different aspects of media contents
- Create communications in a variety of contexts.
Media literacy relates to all media, including television and film, radio and recorded music, print media, the Internet and all other digital communication technologies. It is a fundamental competence not only for the young generation but also for adults and elderly people, for parents, teachers and media professionals. The Commission considers media literacy as an important factor for active citizenship in today's information society.
Via Deborah Arnold