Have you ever thought about your relationship with the media? If you’re like the average young person, you may be spending up to eight hours a day with various forms of media. Whether you’re playing computer or video games, watching TV, or on the internet or your phone, all this time with media shapes the way you see the world.It is important to remember that all media messages have been created purposefully to achieve a specific goal. Regardless of whether the goal is to entertain, educate, sell products, sway beliefs, or change the world, it is important to view media critically. This can be done by asking yourself who created the media product and why. It is important to look for biases and stereotypes. Remember also to pay attention to whose story is being told and whose is not.