The Youth New Media Literacy Jam is a diverse group of makers, educators, and thinkers creating experiences to expose, highlight, and/or address questions relating to youth and new media literacy.
The age group they are creating for is 10-13 years old, as it is a period of much change in youth, full of social identity forming and independence. Kids are already heavily involved with online social interactions, games, transmedia content, etc. but they engage in these interactions as self-taught explorers. New Media Literacies are the core cultural competencies and social skills that young people need to fully participate in our new media landscape.
As adults, the Youth New Media Literacy Jam will not decide which lands our youth explore, but instead aims to provide them with the backpack, flint, and compass.
Click here to follow the experiences of the jammers on the Youth New Media Literacy Jam blog.