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Number of hours youth spend with media per day
Source: Rideout, Victoria J., et al. “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds.” Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2010.
Amount food and beverage companies spend annually to advertise in schools to K-12 youth
Source: Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Rudd ‘Roots Parents
The Lamp empowers youth to Talk Back to Media
The LAMP teaches youth, parents and educators to comprehend, create and critique media and technology.
We believe in
Process over product
Media literacy as a basic need
Access for all
Media for civic engagement
“Coding is a great idea but it’s not enough. Decoding today’s media – to recognise misleading and exploitative content, to appreciate what is available and to grasp the emerging opportunities – doesn’t come automatically or naturally. This is a time to strengthen media education.”
– Professor Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science
What people are saying
Dr. Alice Wilder
“The LAMP is authentic media literacy that can be used in schools and at home to encourage people to both create better media and become better consumers of media.”
Make/Break a Commercial Alum
“I do not have words to express all the great things that this program taught me. I feel very happy with this program because it teaches people how they can make their own commercials, work in groups and enjoy working with classmates.”
Bill de Blasio
Mayor of New York
“The LAMP has done great work in getting students, families and educators involved and experienced with varying forms of technology.”