- Basics of Media Literacy
- Messages of Femininity and Sexuality
- Messages of Masculinity
- Kids in our 24/7 Technology World
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Effectively facilitating settlements of alternate dispute resolution
- Shocking Facts: 89% of the top selling video games contain violence
- Shocking Facts: Kids see more than 250,000 commercials aimed at their appearance by age 17.
- Shocking Facts: Smoking on screen is the #1 recruiter of new adolescent smokers in the U.S. – 390,000 kids every year.
Jeanne Shannon’s goal is to educate adults and youth about the powerful impact of the media on our attitudes, beliefs and behavior.
She teaches critical thinking skills – the ability to analyze, evaluate and understand mass media messages and the enormous impact they have on our lives.
She believes that education enables both adults and youth to become more discriminating media consumers, which empowers them to make wise decisions that lead to healthy choices.
Jeanne Shannon has been speaking to parents, educators, church groups, youth groups and school students about the pervasive and powerful impact of the mass media on our lives, especially on the lives of our youth.
She has published media literacy articles and been a featured speaker on “Parent Talk” Radio.
She has appeared on television, discussing the effects of media violence on children’s health.
She offers specific tools and resources to assist in becoming “media wise.” All of her presentations, seminars and classes are highly experiential, including many participant discussions and activities.
Jeanne is a humorous, enthusiastic and informative speaker.
Jeanne has developed and delivered programs on a variety of media literacy topics at universities, colleges, conferences, parent groups, churches, schools and youth organizations.
She was instrumental in developing and delivering a media literacy project, “Change the Channel on Violence,” that educated hundreds of students and parents about the effects of violence in the media.
She served as SPAC (State Public Affairs Committee) representative in her league of over 1100 women. In this leadership position for public policy, Jeanne was active in working with state legislators and effectively promoted state legislation focusing on issues in the areas of education, health, family support and violence prevention.
She has trained hundreds of volunteers, parents and educators about child abuse and mandated reporting laws.
She delivers media literacy presentations to parents and educators.
She has held training and management positions at diverse organizations, including Sun Microsystems, Wang Laboratories, and The San Jose Mercury News.
She has helped hundreds of national and international professionals develop and maximize their speaking competencies.
She is successful working with diverse companies in a variety of capacities, including program management, leadership development and business development.
Jeanne graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in English Literature.
She holds numerous certifications in a variety of leadership, management and media literacy programs.
Jeanne is an experienced media literacy educator, uniquely qualified to deliver programs to adults and youth as a result of her many years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, her extensive involvement with children’s causes, public policy advocacy, and her passion, dedication and commitment to the health and well-being of our youth.
Youth and Violence: Video/Online Games
Youth and Violence: TV/Movies Youth and Sex
Youth and Music
Body Image: Girls and Boys
Girl’s and Women’s Magazines
Youth and Smoking
Youth and Drinking
Kids and Teens Online
Youth and Cyberbullying