Media literacy, a key component of 21st century education

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – in the March 2019 edition, we focus on media literacy. According to medialit.org, media literacy provides a framework to access, analyse, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms – from print, to video, to the internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for the citizens of a democracy.

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Digital Communication (DK)

Kids and smart devices (IS)

Checklist media literacy teaching material (NL)

Cyberbullying: concrete help (LU)

Education for a connected world (UK)

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fragFINN

A German website and app for kids from 6 to 12 year olds to enjoy safe online content.

Flickr

Flickr provides users with a picture gallery along with social networking, chat, groups and the ability to rate photos.

Grindr

An app for bisexual and gay men which uses photos and location to arrange meetings.

ASKfm

An anonymous social networking site which is built on a question and answer format.

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