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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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Preparing parents for a digital dialogue with their children

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

What are children doing with the media available to them? What are they playing? What kind of videos are they watching on the internet? Should you be worried? The questions are many and varied, and often parents feel left behind… so how do they get ahead of their children's online life?

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InfoHunter: Improve your media literacy skills and track fake news!

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

Today, a picture or a video can be manipulated in a thousand ways. We can lie on the caption of a photo or on the subtitles of a video and, with editing, we can alter history... So, how can we recognise the truth? How do we know if the content is reliable or not? Where, when, how and why was a photo taken? In an era of "fake news", it has become essential to know how to ask the right questions, how to track details, and to know about the tools that can help to ease this process. InfoHunter, a pedagogical resource from the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is a free digital course for teenagers to help them acquire good media literacy reflexes.

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Social Media Literacy for Change – helping teachers develop a social media literacy strategy in school

This spring, media literacy is on everyone's lips. With the first edition of the European Media Literacy Week taking place from 18 to 22 March 2019, the Social Media Literacy for Change project is delighted to be part of the European landscape of media literacy initiatives aiming to help European citizens in general and young people in particular, become active, creative and well-informed citizens of the digital world.

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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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