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Content with tag media literacy .

Celebrating the Global Media and Information Literacy Week in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 15/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Contemporary societies require citizens with media and information literacy (MIL) skills. To be able to engage in today's knowledge society, citizens need to acquire a set of competences that enable them to critically understand and use media and information in one of the following forms: information literacy, media literacy (for films, gaming, television) digital literacy.

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#CHECKYOURFACTS – Don't believe everything on the internet!

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2019
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BEE SECURE launches its new annual awareness campaign, "#checkyourfacts - Don't believe everything on the internet!", which focuses on the theme of online disinformation. 

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#DigiTuesday – Nation-wide Dutch study on children's digital literacy in the classroom

  • Awareness
  • 26/09/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commissioned a research on how digital literacy is progressing in primary schools according to teachers, school directors and ICT coordinators. The results were published on Tuesday, 24 September and received broad national media coverage on television, radio and in newspapers.

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Register for the SELMA Hacking hate MOOC!

Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate" is open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.

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World Youth Skills Day 2019 – Addressing the digital skills gap in Europe

  • Youth
  • 15/07/2019
  • BIK Team

Monday, 15 July 2019 marks World Youth Skills Day (WYSD), organised by the United Nations (more specifically the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth). This year, UNESCO's theme is "Learning to learn for life and work".

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Latvia: 16,000 young people take part in "Challenge your grey cells!"

  • Awareness
  • 01/07/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Launched in January 2019 by the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Drossinternets.lv, the competition "Challenge your grey cells!" was the second large-scale knowledge test for pupils based on solving practical tasks.

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Fighting disinformation in the EU – Progress and lessons learned

On Friday, 14 June 2019, the European Commission (EC) and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission reported on the progress achieved in the fight against disinformation and the main lessons drawn from the European elections, as a contribution to the discussions among EU leaders ahead of the European Council.

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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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BEE SECURE takes a deep dive into disinformation at the Privacy Salon

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourg digital Privacy Salon is a free event about privacy in a digital context, intended for everyone, where no prior technical expertise is assumed. It takes place around 10 times a year with a different topic each time and has been running for six years, with formal support from BEE SECURE (coordinators of the Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) since 2017.

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The cultivation of critical thinking is the only way to stop fake news

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The spread of fake news is a frequent occurrence on the internet, but the emergence and popularity of social networking services has made its spread even more prevalent. Fake news, even that which clearly does not contain a trace of reality or logic, is now transmitted at the speed of lightning through social media, resulting in familiarity and acceptance of the so called news by a large proportion of the audience.

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