Children’s views on race, ethnicity and identity are shaped by what they see in media, including television, movies, and social media. Social media influencers are seen as role models by children as young as primary school. How is diversity and an appreciation for ‘difference’ communicated in each of these media? How does representation influence what children understand about the ‘other” and about cross- cultural understanding? What type of representation do children see in the most popular children’s 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.
The online webinar was held on October 7, 2020.
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