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Media Literacy

Media and Media Literacy

Media Literacy

When I began to reflect on my personal definition of Media it was quite simple. Media is a term that describes how personal information is made public. Anything on TV or on websites is considered media. The media I am most familiar with is the apps. On my IPhone. I use apps. Such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat. I have learned to be careful what I post. It is important to not put too much out there that is specific. Media is amazing and I really enjoy it, but I also make sure I am careful. I follow four rules when handling my social media. First, I make sure not to post my actual location. Secondly, I do not post my address of where I live. Next, I make sure the only people that see my page are4 people I personally know. Lastly, if someone is acting suspicious I would block them at once.

Media Literacy is the way in which others review an individual’s social media. This is the way people can stalk one another. Stalking is a huge issue among people, but mostly involves teens. Media Literacy is also associated with the Internet. It almost protects young people from looking at websites that are inappropriate and are advised only for adults. These websites are usually reserved in some way. Most of the time though, unless a person is blocked they are able to see your personal profile. If your profile is private then it is protected from random people, which means you’re at a lower risk. The best way to stay protected from the creeps of the media is to limit the use of your media and keep the media you do use protected.