The term “media literacy” isn’t necessarily new, but it does seem to be in the midst of a popular resurgence. Common Sense Media defines media literacy as “the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending,” which doesn’t necessarily cover all of the interpretations and connotations, but communicates the basic idea. And in our current age of digital operation and rampant misinformation, one can make a strong logical argument that media literacy has never been more important. In fact, for the reasons described here, we’d argue that it should now be considered essential education for children and young adults of all ages.