French High Schoolers Take the Screen-Free Challenge

by Jacques Brodeur The state government of Vendée, France, has invited Edupax, long-time partner of ACME, to come to its schools and try to convince adolescents to cut recreational screen-time exposure drastically. Beginning in March and continuing through May, Jacques Brodeur will organize and lead events in twelve high schools that have agreed to join in…

Media Education and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 20 marks the day on which the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. In 2016, the Convention celebrated its 27th anniversary with Universal Children’s Day, a “day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of…

Jacques Brodeur/EDUPAX on the Move

ACME board member Jacques Brodeur has again been taking media education across the Atlantic, expanding on the Défi sans écrans (Screen-free Challenge) movement and programming that he has been spreading and teaching about for over a decade. The world of media education—and the Action Coalition for Media Education—is lucky to have him. October 4, École d’Ingeneurs et…

Never Let Media Violence Kill Empathy, Compassion

by Jacques Brodeur As media educators and aware citizens, we watch the news knowing that big media rarely miss an opportunity to use human sufferings to catch viewers’ attention. The media industry knows that human beings care for each other, and they’re in the business of catching attention for commercial purpose. Not surprisingly, in March…

ACME at CEMP’s International Summit 11/20–21

CEMP is holding its international Media Education Summit 2015 at Emerson College in Boston on November 20 and 21. This event begins one week from today! For information and a schedule, click here. ACME is well-represented at this event: Friday, 2:30–4. Board member and Edupax founder Jacques Brodeur will present his paper “Ban on Marketing to Children.” Friday,…