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Professional speed dating supports the cross-sectoral cooperation in media education - experiences from the Media Education Forum
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
The field of media education in Finland is broad and diverse. This variety of organisations, target groups, aims and perspectives is one of the strengths, but it also raises challenges, for example for cooperation. One way to promote and enhance cooperation is by organising mutual events for professionals in the field. Here, the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) outlines its approaches.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
Starting the dialogue about media use and skills, learning from each other and becoming media literate together: that's what this year's Dutch Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) was all about. The 8th edition of the yearly campaign took place from 17-24 November 2017. With the brand new Media Literacy Debate for youngsters, more than 165,000 children registered for the MediaMasters Game, and around 130 activities took place all over the country. As we celebrate a successful week, read about some of the highlights below.Read more
- Ľuboš Perniš, Youth Ambassador
The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Ľuboš, a youth ambassador from Slovakia, shares his thoughts.Read more
- Martina Chapman
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – our latest edition focuses on fake news. Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles are hot topics right now. Are they the next generation of online-related challenges? Are they old foes wearing new clothes? Or are they something else? Martina Chapman, an independent specialist in media literacy, considers the role that critical media literacy, supported by cross-sector collaboration and coordination, may have in countering these issues. Read on to find out more (read the full June 2017 edition of the BIK bulletin here).Read more
- Safer Internet Armenia (safe.am)
The launch of the Armenian version of the Web We Want resource, published by European Schoonet (EUN), marked the ninth edition of Safer Internet Armenia. The programme, launched annually on Safer Internet Day (SID), currently unites public organisations, private organisations and educational institutions with the aim of raising awareness and educating about internet risks, privacy and security issues.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
On the 14th international Safer Internet Day, taking place on 7 February 2017, the Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at will present the results of its recent study on the topic of "Internet rumours: How do teens evaluate information found on the internet?". Social networks are the main information resources for young people in Austria, although they are not perceived as trustworthy. 86 per cent of the respondents indicate that they are insecure as to whether information found on the internet is true. They expect support from their parents and their teachers to acquire media literacy.Read more
- BIK team
Nowadays, as we get most of our information through various media outlets, the ability to ‘read' many different types of media has become an essential skill in the 21st century.Read more
- BIK team
In recent weeks, "fake news" has become a hot topic. In the recent US presidential elections, ‘fake news' involving both candidates and its possible influence on US voters' decision-making processes have been at the frontline of discussions.Read more
Summer holidays are over and the new school year has started –so it's a good opportunity to take a look at the media literacy events coming up in the Netherlands. An overview of campaigns, conferences and other activities for parents, teachers, youngsters and professionals follows - summarised by Mediawijzer.net*, the Dutch centre of expertise for media literacy.Read more