The Media Education Association

The Media Education Association was formally launched in London on Saturday, 17 June 2006. It has received funding from the DfES to establish its website over the coming months, and potential members can now join by going to
The initiative has come from a group representing media teachers and media education across the UK, including the English and Media Centre, Media Education Wales, bfi Education Film Education, and in the picture magazine, as well as colleagues Vivienne Clark, Symon Quy and David Buckingham.

Keep your parents off the net


In the eyes of some educators the Internet is a virtual world full of dangers. Young people in the meantime have found it it be a virtual open space, where they can explore and express themselves, unchecked and unguarded. In this they are not any different than any other generation before. Teenagers used to hang out in derelict buildings or abandoned lots filled with junk, occasionally tripping over something interesting or useful, spaces inviting to explore the forbidden, spaces to leave signs in the shape of graffiti, spaces which were attractive because the were certainly not visited by adults in position of authority. These spaces still exist, now also the cyberworld.

Here a satirical comment in the form of an animation of why to keep your parents off the net.

BEWARE of the media or be aware of the MEDIA

Salzburg: 21./22.4.2006, Krems: 3./4.11.2006
The conference „Be aware of the Media“, organised by the 'Department für Interaktive Medien und Bildungstechnologien' in cooperation with 'Aktion Film Salzburg', gathered Austrian experts of media education. Lectures and discussion reflected the development of media education over the last thirty years, presented media education projects and pointed out new developments.

No more school!