Project Media was born under the direction of Courtney O'Steen to show how the media is one of the largest bullies we face today. With the stigmas media produces to be "unrealistically thin" or that gossip is what we should believe. Students explore tabloid magazines and are asked to look for negative stories, negative phrases and anything that is considered harmful to someone's self esteem. Students work in small groups to determine what is fact and what is gossip, they cut out their examples and create media boards to present to their peers. Not only are students able to identify how gossip can lead to bullying, they are also learning to develop public speaking skills that they can foster for future opportunities.
Students are able to identify fact vs. opinion in regards to all types of media, t.v., print and film. They are encouraged to use their "stop & think" skills acquired by participating in the full B.U.L.L.Y. program. To inquire about Courtney speaking to your school or organization email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thank you to Hairajuku Salon in Rancho Cucamonga for their generous donation of magazines to assist students in Project Media!!!