Belinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a media literacy educator and an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO's Communication & Information Section. 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. Dr. De Abreu holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in television production and public relations, an MS in Library Science and Instructional Technology, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on media literacy. Dr. De Abreu's work has been featured in Cable in the Classroom, Civic Media Project, and various other publications. She is the author of Mobile Learning Through Digital Media Literacy (Peter Lang, 2017), and the author/co-editor of Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2016), Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (Routledge 2014), and the author of Media Literacy, Social Networking and the Web 2.0 World for the K-12 Educator (Peter Lang, 2011). She serves as the Vice President for the National Telemedia Council and on the Leadership Council for the National Association for Media Literacy Education.