When I was in elementary school, mass media consisted largely of PBS kids. Clifford and Cyberchase were some of my personal favorites, but that being the only kid’s channel we got, I watched whatever was on. These television shows didn’t influence me much, as I thought I was too old to be learning from talking dogs, like most kids do at that age. Still, I never missed a Cyberchase episode and I learned quite a bit about math. Mass media was not a very large contributing factor to my elementary school experience.