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Portuguese Meeting of Media Education - Insights from a BIK Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 10/05/2019
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

BIK Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins is a Portuguese Digital Leader. On Friday, 10 May 2019, he will present his youth panel to the fourth Portuguese Meeting of Media Education as a best practice case.

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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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Celebrating the 2019 edition of the ALL DIGITAL Week

Monday, 25 March 2019 to Sunday, 31 March 2019 marks the pan-European ALL DIGITAL Week, an annual digital empowerment campaign run at digital competence centres, libraries, schools, community centres and non-profits across Europe. Every year, it brings together 100,000 Europeans in online and offline events on the digital transformation and its effects.

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Supporting children's digital literacy from kindergarten – a priority for schools

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2018
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre

Stéphane Chaudron, who works on research projects dedicated to Empowering Children Rights and Safety in emerging ICT at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), reflects on the results of the latest study she has contributed to, with Rosanna Di Gioia and Monica Gemo, entitled "Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology – A qualitative study across Europe".

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Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights

  • Awareness
  • 11/12/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

From 16-23 November 2018, the ninth edition of the national Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) took place in the Netherlands. On this occasion, many activities were organised.

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Celebrating World Television Day

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 marks the United Nations' World Television Day. For the occasion, we'll be looking at an example of successful cooperation between Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and public TV broadcasters: the "Own It" programme developed by the BBC in partnership with the UK SIC.

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Code Week 2018 is here!

Participate with your students from 6-21 October 2018 and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons.

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World Teachers' Day 2018

On Friday, 5 October 2018, we will celebrate World Teachers' Day, an initiative launched in 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers. 

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Digital citizenship and digital literacy – essential skills for today's world

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Today's youth generation appears to engage with all things that are digital without any effort at all, since they are born in an interactive world based on texting, mobile internet and social networking. Since much of the interaction in the digital world happens at a distance, students and adults alike are sometimes not aware of the cause and effect of their behaviour online. Perceived anonymity online also makes it easier for people to participate in unethical, and sometimes illicit, behaviours. Thus, it would be appropriate to say that this interactive world requires new codes of conduct so that people behave in an ethical and responsible way online.

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COFACE Families Europe – December 2017 newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the December 2017 edition of its newsletter featuring several items which touch upon the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) areas of work.

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