ÉLÉMENTS DE L’Intelligence artificielle – REJOIGNEZ LE MOUVEMENT !

Source: Elements of AI – join the movement!

Notre objectif est d’éduquer 1% des citoyens européens aux bases de l’IA

Vers le cours en ligne : https://www.elementsofai.com/

La Finlande propose un cours en ligne gratuit sur l’intelligence artificielle traduit dans toutes les langues de l’UE et accessible depuis le monde entier. L’occasion de vous initier aux bases de l’IA.

En 2018, la Finlande lançait un cours en ligne gratuit sur l’intelligence artificielle intitulé  » Elements of AI « . L’objectif ? Permettre à tous les citoyens finlandais de s’initier à cette nouvelle technologie révolutionnaire.

Cette initiative s’est soldée par un franc succès, puisque plus d’un pour cent des citoyens se sont inscrits. Cette porte d’entrée vers le monde de l’IA leur permettra peut-être de se lancer dans une nouvelle carrière.

À présent, la Finlande a décidé d’ouvrir l’accès à ce cours à tous les citoyens de l’Union européenne. Une sorte de cadeau de la part du pays du père Noël

Intelligence artificielle : une formation gratuite de six semaines traduite pour toute l’UE

renseignements : https://www.elementsofai.com/eu2019fi

Source : https://www.lebigdata.fr/intelligence-artificielle-finlande-formation-gratuite

MIL CLICKS

Source: MIL CLICKS

Éducation aux médias et à l’information : Réflexion critique, Créativité, Éducation, Interculturel, Citoyenneté, Connaissance et Durabilité (MIL CLICKS)

(en anglais « Media and Information Literacy: Critical thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge and Sustainability »)

Le raisonnement derrière MIL CLICKS

MIL CLICKS est un moyen pour les gens d’acquérir des compétences en matière de l’éducation aux médias et à l’information (MIL en anglais) dans leur utilisation quotidienne d’Internet et des médias sociaux et d’engager l’éducation par les pairs dans une atmosphère de navigation, de jeu, de connexion, de partage et de socialisation.

La version française de cette vidéo a été rendue possible par le soutien de la Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO.

De nombreuses personnes utilisent les réseaux sociaux pour avoir accès à l’information et aux médias. C’est notamment le cas pour les jeunes, qui passent beaucoup de temps sur différentes plateformes. Par conséquent, les réseaux sociaux peuvent être utilisés pour former les utilisateurs, dans leur contexte social habituel, à acquérir et améliorer leurs compétences liées à la MIL. Les réseaux sociaux peuvent également fournir des informations déterminantes en vue de sensibiliser à l’importance de l’éducation aux médias et à l’information à tous les niveaux de la société.

DEVENEZ MIL CLICKER (PACTE MIL CLICKS)

Lisez le pacte MIL CLICKS ci-dessous, remplissez ce formulaire en ligne et engagez-vous à devenir MIL CLICKer.

L’éducation aux médias en 12 questions | CSEM

Éduquer aux médias ?

Source: L’éducation aux médias en 12 questions | CSEM

Eduquer aux médias ?

L’impact des médias dans notre société n’est plus à démontrer. Leurs influences sur les jeunes et les enfants sont notamment souvent pointées du doigt.  Les médias font partie intégrante de la vie de chacun et la rapidité de l’évolution technologique ne fait qu’accroître ce phénomène avec le temps. Les rejeter n’a aucun sens ; il s’agit plutôt d’apprendre leurs langages, leurs tendances et leurs enjeux afin de développer notre sens critique et notre autonomie face à tout message dont nous sommes la cible ou l’émetteur. C’est précisément là le rôle de l’éducation aux médias.

L’éducation aux médias en 12 questions​ : objectifs

Peut-être avez-vous envie d’aborder l’éducation aux médias dans vos activités familiales, professionnelles ou de loisirs sans savoir exactement que faire, ni comment vous y prendre ? Peut-être avez-vous déjà lancé l’une ou l’autre opération et avez-vous envie de partager votre expérience ou d’aller plus loin dans votre démarche ?
La brochure « L’éducation aux médias en 12 questions » a pour objectif de vous aider à mieux appréhender l’éducation aux médias dans divers contextes. Les 12 questions et leurs réponses sont accompagnées d’activités qui, bien qu’elles ne soient pas forcément liées aux questions qui les précèdent, servent à illustrer le champ de l’éducation aux médias.

Nouvelle version interactive

Cette brochure considérée comme le b.a.-ba de l’éducation aux médias est destinée aux enseignants, formateurs, éducateurs, parents… qui ont pris conscience de l’importance de développer des compétences médiatiques mais qui se posent encore de nombreuses questions sur le sujet. Les quelques activités ici proposées sont relativement basiques dans leur développement. Le CSEM et ses partenaires, depuis plus de 10 ans, ont développé de nombreux outils et mis en évidence des ressources qui viendront tout naturellement compléter et enrichir cette collection d’activités.
Les liens et QR codes présents sur de nombreuses pages mèneront le lecteur curieux et désireux de passer à l’action vers de nombreuses ressources complémentaires : fiches d’activités mais aussi, brochures, littérature, vidéos, opérations…

​Boîte à outils

Cette page regorge de ressources complémentaires aux réponses et activités dispensées dans la brochure. Chacun veillera à les adapter à sa discipline, son public, son activité…

Q1 Éduquer aux médias, qu’est-ce que cela veut dire ?

Q2 Quels sont les enjeux de l’éducation aux médias ?

Q3 Quels sont les objectifs de l’éducation aux médias?

Q4 Un média… qu’est-ce que c’est ?

Q5 Que sont “les médias en réseaux” ?

Q6 L’éducation aux médias est-elle l’affaire de tous ?

Q7 Quelles sont les compétences mobilisées grâce à l’éducation aux médias ?

Q8 L’éducation aux médias nécessite-t-elle de grands moyens ?

Q9 Comment s’y prendre pour éduquer aux médias ?

Q10Est-il utile de se former alors que l’évolution des médias est si rapide ?

Q11 Quelles sont les opérations menées en éducation aux médias par le CSEM ?

Q12 Où s’informer sur l’éducation aux médias ?

Centre d’Autoformation et de Formation continuée de la Communauté française
La Neuville, 1 – 4500 Tihange
Tél. : 085.27.13.60 – Fax. : 085.27.13.99
direction@lecaf.bewww.lecaf.be 
 
Le Centre Audiovisuel Liège asbl
Rue Beeckman, 51 4000 Liège
Tél. 04.232.18.81 – Fax. : 04.232.18.82
contact@cavliege.bewww.cavliege.be
 
Média Animation asbl
Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 100 1200 Bruxelles
Tél. : 02.256.72.33 – Fax. : 02/245.82.80
info@media-animation.bewww.media-animation.be
RTBF – éducation aux médias
Ce site vous présente des contenus et des actions afin d’utiliser les médias de manière active, réactive, créative, critique et indépendante, à travers deux grands axes : décoder les médias et participer aux médias.
https://www.rtbf.be/entreprise/education-aux-medias
France TV – éducation aux médias
Les médias sont omniprésents dans nos sociétés : télévision, internet, réseaux sociaux ou presse écrite et radio sont au coeur de nos vies. France tv éducation propose des contenus pour comprendre les médias et l’information, mais aussi pour développer l’esprit critique nécessaires pour se forger ses propres opinions face aux flux d’informations et de données.
https://education.francetv.fr/matiere/education-aux-medias
Habilo Médias
Le Centre canadien d’éducation aux médias et de littératie médiatique.
http://habilomedias.ca/
Le CLEMI
Le Centre français pour l’éducation aux médias et à l’information.
https://www.clemi.fr/
e-media
Le site romand (Suisse) de l’éducation aux médias.
https://www.e-media.ch/

Source: L’éducation aux médias en 12 questions | CSEM

Cahier de vacances gratuit sur la cybersécurité | France Num, Portail de la transformation numérique des entreprises

Source: Cahier de vacances gratuit sur la cybersécurité | France Num, Portail de la transformation numérique des entreprises

Téléchargez le cahier de vacances pour la sécurité numérique : Les As du Web (par ISSA France)

C’est l’été et aussi la période rêvée pour s’adonner à travailler avec des cahiers de vacances.
ISSA France (association internationale spécialisée dans la cybersécurité) a eu la très bonne idée d’imaginer et de concevoir un cahier de vacances sur la cybersécurité pour toute la famille ; un projet lancé fin 2017 sous le mode du financement participatif.

Il a ainsi été créé et lancé un livret pédagogique cahier de vacances présentant les risques numériques pour les enfants (à partir de 7 ans), les parents et les grands-parents afin d’identifier les risques du Web et des outils numériques et s’en prémunir.

Il est gratuit et librement téléchargeable (20 pages, en PDF) : Les As du Web : cahier de vacances pour la sécurité numérique (dernière version de décembre 2018).

Aborder la sécurité numérique et la cybersécurité par le jeu

L’approche ludo-pédagogique permet à tous et prioritairement aux enfants de découvrir des thèmes de prévention avec un mode langagier adapté à tous via des exercices et des jeux, richement illustrés et explicités avec des schémas pédagogiques.

Pour les parents, c’est l’occasion de se laisser guider via des pages dédiées avec des conseils concrets pour protéger les enfants et toute la famille dans les activités en ligne et avec le numérique.

Cet outil mis à disposition gracieusement permet aussi d’échanger au sein des familles sur ces questions.

Contenu du cahier de vacances

Au sommaire, 20 pages et 6 thématiques sont explorées : les bons réflexes d’usages du Web, des smartphones et tablettes, des réseaux sociaux numériques, des données personnelles et du respect de la vie privée, du harcèlement et de l’intimidation en ligne :

  • Qui se cache derrière ton écran ? Pour quoi faire ?
  • Tes données personnelles : apprends à les reconnaître et protège-les !
  • Le monde numérique n’est pas que pour les enfants. Ne t’y promène pas seul.
  • Le cyberharcèlement : c’est grave !
  • Internet ne dit pas toujours la vérité. Gare aux mensonges pour ne pas les répéter.
  • Sur Internet, reste cool et toi-même.

… avec un diplôme imprimable en fin de cahier et un glossaire pour mieux s’y retrouver dans les mots du numérique.

Un cahier de vacances récompensé

Fait à noter, Les As Du Web a reçu 4 coups de coeur par le Comité paritaire d’évaluation de l’Institut National de la Consommation.

L’INC souligne la grande qualité du cahier des vacances Les As du Web.

Un outil convivial et agréable pour tous, parents et enfants… qui séduira aussi les professionnels dont les TPE PME.MOTS-CLÉS cybersecurite jeuRégionÎle-de-FrancePublié par Jean-Luc Raymond le 13/07/2019 – mis à jour le 09/01/2020Droit affecté au contenu : Licence Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 FRMettre en favori

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Parenting For a Digital Future April 2019 Roundup – Parenting for a Digital Future

As we prepare to break for the Easter holidays, we take a look back at our posts so far this year. [Header image credit: E. Tjallinks-CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0]

Children’s rights and privacy 

Once more the rights of the child and the protection of their privacy online have been key concerns. Last week, we reflected on the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and asked whether it fits the digital age, particularly when there have been huge data breaches of children’s data. The post includes an invitation to respond to the OHCHR consultation, closing on 15 May. A new ICO-funded report, to coincide with Data Privacy Day in January, discussed children’s understandings of privacy and consent online. The report also considered the implications for children’s rights, and gave recommendations for how to improve children’s digital privacy skills. Research by EU Kids Online revealed that while children might understand concepts such as privacy, they still often lack practical digital skills for safeguarding such privacy. For those who want to read more about these urgent issues, see our summary of key readings on children’s data and privacy online.

Safety: identifying the gaps and improvements

Closely related to concerns over children’s privacy were debates surrounding how to keep children safe online amidst cyberbullying, self-harm and fake news on social media. We discussed how schools might use the UK Council of Child Internet Safety’s framework to teach children not only about the opportunities of the internet but how to use it more safely, responsibly and securely. The importance of combining such education in schools with conversations at home, as media use becomes increasingly individualised was also discussed as we marked Safer Internet Day. We discussed how inequalities offline can significantly affect safety online, and considered how online safety education can be improved as a result. The launch of the UK Chief Medical Officer’s report on screen-time and the impact it may be having on children’s mental health raised issues of how to protect children from such risks while also taking a measured approach. Finally, on a more positive note we outlined several improvements in children’s safety that occurred in 2018. Many of these developments have fed into the Government’s new White Paper on Online Harms, about which we shall be blogging in the coming months.

Inequalities: shaping opportunities online and offline

Several posts noted how social inequalities have an impact on children’s opportunities, safety and risks online. Parenting for a Digital Future released its fourth report, on how inequalities such as gender, ethnicity, disability and socio-economic status in the home influence children’s digital lives and affect how much support parents can give children. For example the report found that children who had special educational needs or disabilities were much more like to suffer harm online, according to parents, and asked how such families might be better supported. One organisation described how its scheme has provided lower income parents with disabled children with tablets and training on how to use them. Two posts took into account of how gender inequalities were significant in shaped use of digital media. A major US study by Plan International showed that there was a relationship between parents’ attitudes towards gender and teens’ engagement in sexualized media practices and harassment online. Ethnographic research in rural India also revealed how gendered power dynamics within family structures are being actively shaped and reshaped through the use of mobile phones. We also looked at how teens are moving away from using Facebook and asked what the implications might be for political engagement and class inequalities.

Facing the future

Finally several posts took a look ahead to consider future developments in digital technology. One considered how play might be able to transform how learning is measured in schools by moving away from traditional testing. The ICT Coalition for Children Online’s report asked Europe’s industry experts, parents and young people about emerging tech and the potential threats and opportunities it poses. We also looked at what needs to happen next to ensure the goal of better media literacy is achieved and sustained in the future. Finally, we’re now finishing writing our book, ‘Parenting for a Digital Future,’ and will blog about it more in the coming weeks.

Keep your eye out for our new-look blog, which will be launched soon.

You can stay up to date with our research and new project updates by subscribing to the blog, and by following Sonia and Alicia on Twitter.

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Kate Gilchrist

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Source: Parenting For a Digital Future April 2019 Roundup – Parenting for a Digital Future

Screen Time And Kids

  • https://smartparentadvice.com/screen-time-for-kids/
  • / By Ryan Howard

Screen time. In today’s connected world, there are more and more reasons to experience screen time. Screens are so prevalent, it’s hard to avoid them altogether. Having children only complicates the matter—do you find yourself wondering what the right amount of screen time for kids is?

Your children are likely living a very different childhood from the one you had. Balancing the good that screen time may bring, with the importance of other activities, can be hard. If you’re trying to figure it all out, here’s what you need to know about screen time—both the good and the bad.Quick NavigationWhat Counts as Screen Time?How Can Screen Time Do Good?What Are the Disadvantages to Screen Time?How Much Is Too Much?How to Make the Most of Screen Time for KidsStriking the Perfect Balance with Screen Time for Kids

What Counts as Screen Time?

Your child’s age will shape the kind of screen time they’ll be exposed to. Frequently used screens include:

  • Time watching television
  • Playing video games on handheld and large screen platforms
  • Using computers
  • Working with tablets
  • Scrolling or gaming on smartphones

If you have elementary school-aged kids, remember, they’re likely encountering screen time at school as well. From television viewing to educational apps and smart boards, screens are now rampant in the school setting.

Your job is to make sure your children are accessing the positive components of technology without exceeding the recommended screen time for kids.

How Can Screen Time Do Good?

Before you throw out every electronic device you own, it’s worth noting that screen time for kids isn’t all bad. In fact, screens can provide a great opportunity for learning and development. Recent studies indicate that learning can be more effective through games and play-based activities. 

If your child is watching high-quality television programming, they’re likely experiencing interactive storytelling. This can also encourage learning processing to take place. Just make sure your child is staying within the recommended TV time for kids based on their age.

It’s no secret that hand-eye coordination can be improved through the use of video games. Educational programming is readily available and can help your child learn while providing entertainment. Used appropriately, there’s no doubt that screen time can be an asset to your child’s development and their childhood experience.

What Are the Disadvantages to Screen Time?

Along with the good does come some bad. This is what can happen if your child is exposed to too much screen time.

television

Many people focus on the non-physical implications when they talk about too much screen time. The truth is, there are real repercussions for the physical body when you spend too much time with screens:

  • Eye strain and vision changes: Excessive use of screens can encourage nearsightedness, while the blue LED lights used could cause eye strain.
  • Sleep disruption: That blue light used in electronics can also work to disrupt the circadian rhythm and disrupt your child’s much-needed sleep.
  • Weak musculature and poor posture: Less physical movement can lead to poor muscle development and control. Meanwhile, hunching over screens can also encourage bad posture and result in back and neck problems.
  • Obesity: Too much screen time can lead to a lack of physical exercise. This will encourage obesity and bring along with it weight-related health problems.

The physical ramifications for too much screen time are very real. There are also important non-physical ramifications your child may experience if they have too much screen time:

  • Inability to be patient: Screens generally provide immediate satisfaction. With access to many different touch devices, even something as simple as a click or turning a page delays gratification. Fueled with so many experiences that provide immediate gratification, the real world can be difficult to navigate.
  • Difficulty making and keeping friends: Not surprisingly, your brain is responsible for your ability to interact appropriately with others in social situations. The frontal lobe bears the brunt of this responsibility and develops substantially during the early years. Too much screen time can leave your child missing out on this development—and impact on their social capabilities.
  • Behavior problems: Children who partake in more than 2 hours of screen time per day are statistically more likely to exhibit negative behaviors. They may also be more prone to bullying behavior.
  • Desensitization to violence: Excess screen time has been linked to violent outbursts. Graphic and violent shows and video games can leave children feeling that violence is an appropriate reaction.
  • Academic difficulty: Children who spend more time watching television have performed more poorly on academic tests. Try to stick to the recommended TV time for kids whenever possible.

Screen time doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. Limiting screen time can enable your child to reap the benefits of using technology without experiencing the drawbacks.

girl with a tablet

How Much Is Too Much?

Now you know more about both the good and the bad that can go along with the use of technology and screens. Knowing how much screen time is appropriate for your child can help you strike the balance you’re looking for.

The right amount of screen time for kids will depend on their age. Generally, the younger your child is, the less screen time they need to be experiencing. Here’s the breakdown of how much your child should be spending focused on a screen according to the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • 0–2 years: Screen time should be avoided. Try to keep your child engaged in activities that will help them reach physical and developmental markers.
  • 2–5 years: Your child should be using screens for 1 hour of their day. This screen time should be used on high-quality, educational apps or children’s viewing programs.
  • 6+ years: Limit screen time to 2 hours per day.

Limiting screen time can be a daunting task. It is doable though, and the results can be incredible. Puzzles, board games, card games, and arts and crafts projects are all great alternatives to screen time. Having your child be a part of the selection process can leave them feeling more agreeable to the limited screen time.

While planning your little one’s exposure to screen time, remember to keep in mind that all screen time is not created equal. High quality, learning-based programs and games should always be chosen over lower-quality options. This can help ensure your child’s exposure to screens still remains productive and moves beyond basic entertainment.

How to Make the Most of Screen Time for Kids

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to remove screen time from your family’s life entirely. But you can follow these tips for successfully using screen time for kids.

  • Be there: Screen time doesn’t have to be alone time. Co-viewing and engaging with your child during screened activities can encourage social interaction and build relationships.
  • Set limits: Parenting is about doing what’s best for your child. Though they may not be happy when you set a time limit on their screen activities, they will benefit from those limits.
  • Pay attention: Fully vet how your children are using their screens. If you have young children, explore the apps they download. If your children are older, make sure they know about internet safety.
  • Be a good example: It’s likely you could do with a little less screen time as well. Go ahead and put yours away—you’ll be a great role model for your kids in the process.
  • Have technology-free spaces: Don’t bring your phone to the dinner table or switch the television on while your kids do their homework. Designate specific areas and times to be screen-free. This can help encourage your children to partake in other activities.

Striking the Perfect Balance with Screen Time for Kids

We’ve created a world where we’re constantly in touch and tapped into everything that’s going on. There are many good things—and many bad things—that go along with that. The one inarguable piece is that children are exposed to more screens, for a longer time, than they ever have been before.

Understanding what your ultimate goals should be for screen time for kids can help you make wise parental choices. These choices can help set your child up for the success you know they deserve and can achieve.

10 Scénarios de formation – e-MEL

e-Media Education Lab : Un centre de ressource en ligne innovant à destination des formateurs d’enseignants en éducation aux médias

L’éducation aux médias est devenue une compétence-clé dans nos sociétés modernes. Elle sensibilise les étudiants aux questions liées aux médias et à la créativité médiatique. Nous remarquons cependant que sa mise en œuvre dans l’enseignement obligatoire est très variable en fonction des systèmes éducatifs et des groupes scolaires.

Cela s’explique en partie par le manque de soutien et de formation des enseignants en termes de développement de compétences en littératie médiatique.

Voilà pourquoi, le projet e-Media Education Lab (e-MEL) a créé des stratégies de formations innovantes pour les enseignants en formation initiale ou continue afin de renforcer leurs compétences en éducation aux médias.

e-Media Education Lab est un centre de ressources pour les formateurs d’enseignants

Sur ce site, vous trouverez :

Vous avez également la possibilité d’accéder à l’e-Lab pour adapter, mettre à jour ou créer vos propres scénarios de formation en éducation aux médias ou vos activités en ligne. De plus, en vous identifiant sur la carte des formateurs, vous prenez part, étape par étape, à la création d’un réseau européen de formateurs en éducation aux médias.

So26urce : 10 Scénarios de formation – e-MEL

Registration Open – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum

Register now for the Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2018 Feature Events.

The annual celebration of Global MIL Week will take place from 24 to 31 October this year, under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers, and Change Makers”.

Its Feature Conference, the Eighth MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, will be held from 24 to 25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania, under the same theme as Global MIL Week 2018.

The Feature Conference will be followed by the Global MIL Week 2018 Youth Agenda Forum, an event designed by and for youth. It will be held on 26 October 2018 in Riga, Latvia, under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities in the Era of Algorithms: Youth Voices”.

These two Feature Events are respectively hosted by the Vytautas Magnus University and the University of Latvia.

Global MIL Week is a major occasion for stakeholders around the world to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “MIL for all”. It is a cap and aggregator for MIL-related events and actions across the world leading up to this Week. Together with its Feature Events, Global MIL Week promotes MIL connections and policies across countries, stakeholders, development issues, disciplines and professions.

Global MIL Week and its Feature Events are for everyone – civil society, local government officials, policy makers, academics, and other city actors alike. Join us at the Feature Events as speakers or participants, come and set up an exhibition of your work, and celebrate with us through organizing local events online or offline. You are also invited to register your local events here. Let us stand together for MIL for all.

See more information about Global MIL Week 2018 on its official website.

For more information, please contact Alton Grizzle, a.grizzle@unesco.org(link sends e-mail), Xu Jing, ji.xu@unesco.org(link sends e-mail), or Wang Xiaotong, x.wang2@unesco.org(link sends e-mail).

Source : Registration Open – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum

Parenting for a Digital Future Roundup July 2018

With summer holidays on the horizon, here’s our roundup of recent posts from the Parenting for a Digital Future blog.

Privacy, safety and rights online
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force at the end of May, we asked how this will impact on children’s privacy and right to participate online, particularly given the fraught debates over the child’s age of consent. We also reflected on whether it will actually result in safer internet use for children across Europe’s multiple jurisdictions. Watch out for more on children’s privacy online and the GDPR in coming months.

Parenting for a Digital Future’s new national survey of UK parents also addressed child privacy and safety online issues, with a special focus in our third Parenting for a Digital Future Survey report, What do parents think and do about their children’s privacy online? We found that privacy is a top concern for parents, even though many report low privacy-supporting digital skills. On the blog, privacy was also discussed in relation to the Cambridge Analyticascandal. We presented practical solutions for parents to develop their ‘digital parenting’ skills and Brian O’Neill reported on prospects for a unified policy strategy for enhancing children’s internet use across Europe.

If you don’t already subscribe to the blog, please do so here.

Screen time: content, context and opportunity
Screen time is becoming an ever more significant issue, it seems. Our survey revealed that parents worry about the amount of time children spend looking at screens, even though it’s more the content children access that matters, and how they respond to it. Thus we questioned whether new government guidelines in Australia capture this shift in emphasis away from simple measures of screen time, and we reviewed two books which showed how engaging with screens can bring positive opportunities for children.

Family life and learning
How are families negotiating the digital age? Sonia Livingstone charted how digital media are opening up new opportunities for parents to support their children’s learning. We reviewed the evidence on how parents might help toddlers maximise the learning opportunities of touchscreen technology. Kate Miltner critically investigated the current push for parents and children to learn to code in the US. We examined how social class influences parents’ attitudes to their children’s use of social media in India and at how technology is used in Australian and UK schools, with the latter revealing how teenagers with visual impairments have used digital technology to improve their learning.

Evaluating risk
Comprehensive research in Latin America and Europe questioned whether increased access to online spaces results in more harm. Also researched was how teenage girls are harassed online and how we might empower girls to tackle this. We drew attention to the increased exposure of children to gamblingvia online advertising. Finally we contrasted two views on the media portrayal of suicide and the high-profile show, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.

Looking ahead we have plenty of posts lined up, but we are always keen to receive new contributions. Please take a look at our guidelines for guest contributors here and get in touch if you have an idea or some new research.

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Information disorder: What can we do?

PACE committee debate: “Democracy  hacked: how to respond?”

On 25th of June 2018, Patrick Penninckx, the Head of the Information Society Department presented the conclusions of the report “Information Disorder” in front of the PACE Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. The report examines the modern information pollution and provides a new framework for policy makers, legislators, researchers, technologists and practitioners on mis-, dis- and mal-information. It also offers specific recommendations for technology companies, national governments and civil society.

The PACE committee session on “Democracy hacked: how to respond?”, chaired by the thematic rapporteur Frithjof Schmidt (Germany, Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group) has equally included a presentation on security of elections by Simona Granata-Menghini, deputy secretary of the Venice Commission.

 

 Report « Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making »

 Leaflet on the Information Disorder Report

 Presentation of Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department

Source : PACE committee debate: “Democracy hacked: how to respond?” – News