Different socialization agents – such as family, school and government – play an active and fundamental role in teaching media literacy. Their role is directly involved in improving European education.
New digital contexts are a challenge for the multi-screen society. For this reason, media education helps to develop citizens’ sense of responsibility and autonomy.
Guidelines for good practice
International organizations have developed teaching guides for children, parents and teachers to develop good habits of informative consumption.
The development of media messages, through new digital productions, to enhance skills related to communication technology.
Language and aesthetics
Developing the capacity for language creation through different multimedia and transmedia elements that allow them to understand how and why media content is produced.
To promote the creation of digital stories – using storytelling techniques- through different online resources (PicLits, Domo Animate, StoryJumper, Shidonni, Museum Box). And, at the same time, develop the creative capacity of young people.
This video offers a tutorial on how to do Storytelling with Adobe Spark
Canva – A tool to create visual projects like CVs, labels, postcards and infographics
Evaluating Digital Storytelling as a didactic tool
This video examines the case of StoryCorps, a radio program that features stories recorded by regular people and examines humanity from a narrative viewpoint and becomes a living record of the human experience.
Korsacow provides a tool to tell stories through videos.
Storymap provides a tool to tell stories through maps
Soundslides provides a tool to tell stories combining photos with audio.
Media literacy training programmes serve as preventive strategies to identify and combat network threats.
One of the main objectives of media literacy is to combat disinformation and fake news through ethical lessons in accessing news and finding sources of information.
(Italian) How to guide young people towards critical evaluation of news in news-media.
Article from Edudemic which provides an overview of why it is important to tackle the issue of fake news, how to spot this type of information and data regarding the extent of the problem for young people.
TED-ed guide on how Statistics can be misleading.
This ‘Beyond Fake News’ infographic identifies the 10 types of potentially misleading news. It was created to be used in class with real-world examples to spark classroom debate and reflection on the ways that media is constructed.
This video explains the characteristics of fake news, it provides a guide of how to avoid spreading fake news.
(Spanish) This special issue is dedicated to analyzing Fake News and disinformation.
Media literacy helps us identify good uses and bad practices in the construction of our digital identity. It also provides us with the necessary skills to manage this identity in our personal and professional networks.
Module from SSD on protecting your online privacy when using social networks/
Young people have great technical skills in the use of mobile devices, tablets, computers, etc., considering the scarce development of media competences. Nevertheless, recent studies have identified major shortcomings in the critical and ethical dimensions.
One of the major risks involved in Internet use is cyberbullying (including grooming and sexting). Media Literacy provides guidance on how to raise awareness and empower young people to stop these kinds of practices.
A guide against hate speech and alternative narratives.
The overwhelming amount of information and the lack of critical thinking skills are factors that directly threaten learning processes in the classroom. This raises the need to include media consumption training programmes that tackle this issue.
Media literacy inclusion programmes offer the possibility of training disadvantaged groups in media consumption and the basic use of multimedia technology.
The Hashtag Our Stories project trains mobile journalists in disadvantaged, underserved communities and broadcasts the resulting stories via social media.
It is important to determine the benefits and possibilities offered by online accessibility, such as the improvement of usability and the exchange of information between different educational platforms.
Internet and social network addiction can lead to abnormal behaviors such as altered emotional states and isolation. Training courses for parents and teachers on Media Literacy combat this reality,
This tool helps users to understand moderate web use as responsible use.
Media Literacy training helps uncover hate speech towards specific groups on social networks and aids in the fight for equal rights and freedom of expression.