On October 7 we held a webinar from 10am to 11:30 on the importance of representation in children’s media, moderated by the Center for Media and Information Literacy’s, Sherri Culver.
Children’s views on race, ethnicity and identity are shaped by what they see in media, including television. Social med
ia influencers are seen as role models by children as young as primary school. How does this representation influence what children understand about the ‘other” and about cross- cultural understanding? What type of representation do they see in the most popular children’s television programs, especially those that are seen across the globe.
This session was moderated by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University.
Alison Stewart, children’s media consultant and former head of CBBC, children’s channel of the BBC
Makeda Mays-Green, VP Digital Consumer Insights, Nickelodeon
Shabnam Rezaei, Co-founder and president, Big Bad Boo Studios, producer/director The Bravest Knight, creator 16 Hudson, 1001 Nights, Lili & Lola