1. TV and movie stars have perfect skin
False – they wear makeup to hide any zit or ugly spots
2. Everyone on the internet is just who they say they are
False – you never know who someone really is online
3. Models aren’t like us because their hair is naturally amazing, always shiny, full and gorgeous and super long
False – models use fake hair, a lot of products to make their hair shiny and full, and have professional hair stylists and digital experts to make their hair look fabulous or use special digital effects to enhance what their hair looks like online and in magazines
4. Ads on TV, in magazines and online always tell the truth and are full of cool, useful information
False – some ads exaggerate what the product can do and make promises that no product could keep so I always think twice about the ads that I see to figure out if whether they are just trying to get me to spend my money on them or if they have a really good message for me
5. Everything I see on TV is real
False – a lot of what I watch on TV is made by people who get paid to say what they say and do what they do – so it’s all pretend and acting
0-1 Correct = Media Savvy Fledgling
Let iTwixie help you learn more about how to think about you and the media so you are in the know about how to have fun, be safe and smart when you enjoy all the cool media out there!
2-3 Correct = Media Savvy Seeker
Keep thinking about everything you see and do with the media in your life – you’re on the right track but just need to question a bit more of what you’re seeing to make sure you are having fun, staying safe and being smart about the media you’re enjoying.
3-4 Correct = Media Savvy Associate
You’re doing a great job of keeping the media in your life right where it should be: for your enjoyment. You still need to watch out to be sure you keep yourself safe, having fun and being smart about the media you love.
5 Correct = Media Savvy Star
Way to go! You know that you are smart, savvy and that it’s always important to keep yourself safe online. Keep media in perspective so it can entertain you always. Woot woot!