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Belinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a media literacy educator and consulting professor in the Department of Communications and Media at Sacred Heart University. Her research interests include media literacy education, new media, visual and information literacy, global perspectives, critical thinking, young adults, and teacher training. Dr. De Abreu’s focus is on the impact of learning as a result of media and technology consumed by K-12 students; providing students with viable, real-life opportunities for engaging in various technological environments while in turn encouraging students to be creative and conscious users of technology and media. Dr. De Abreu’s work has been featured in Cable in the Classroom and The Journal of Media Literacy. Her most recent book is “Media Literacy, Social Networking and the Web 2.0 World for the K-12 Educator” (Peter Lang Publishers, 2011).