CyberSense: A skill-based approach to tackling cyberbullying and online safety [best practice]

CyberSense’ is made up of three skills-based modules delivered by teacher over 14 Lessons of 50 minutes: ‘De-escalating Conflict’, ‘Asking for help’ and ‘Empowering bystanders’. Each is built around short films depicting cyberbullying and was developed through consultation with young people and reflects their real-life experiences. Each film ends on an open question designed to promote discussion and teachers are provided with a range of activities designed to build young people’s language, communication and resilience skills. The resources, including lesson plans, handouts, teachers guide etc. are available on CyberSense website.

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CyberSense: A skill-based approach to tackling cyberbullying and online safety

Media Education in Youth Work [best practice]

A comprehensive media education course consisting of 4 modules spread over 15 training days allows youth workers to integrate active media work in youth work. The course is prepared by JFF – Institute for Media Research and Media Education in cooperation with Institute for Youth Work in Germany.

The knowledge acquired as part of this training is intended to enable youth workers:

  • to critically analyse developments in the media and to reflect the related technological, aesthetic, legal and economic foundations;
  • to get acquainted with the media usage of children and young people, regarding its significance and also to get to know media educational concepts for an active and action-oriented handling of media;
  • to gain technical, aesthetical and pedagogical competence, in order to implement and further develop media education projects in their own fields of work.

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Media Education in Youth Work
Medienpädagogische Praxis in der Jugendarbeit

Hit The City [best practice]

Hit the City is an online city game, developed by Link in the Cable, Carabas / Tincture and Vliegwerk with the support of Mediawijs.

The game focuses on socially vulnerable young people from 13 years old and challenges them to think about the use of social media and their online identity.

Hit The City is available under a Creative Commons license. You can install the game for free and also set up your own one independently. The creators offer substantive, technical and / or game technical support.

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Hit the city [English]
Hit the city [Dutch]

In My Own View [best practice]

The objective of this project was to develop critical thinking in young people and open discussion about their own, potential media production, as well as to offer a critical tool for trainers to promote argumentation and criticism about media in general.

Students participating in the project had a chance to watch a set of short youth productions on youth culture, review them using an on-line voting platform and take part in a review writing competition.

The project was realised by Karpos Centre of Education & Intercultural Communication in collaboration with Educational TV, Ministry of Εducation and Greek Film Centre.

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In My Own View [English]

Tesino On Cloud [best practice]

An overview of the 3-day training course conducted by Italian organisation Iprase Trentino for 60 teachers.

During workshops the participants were provided with insights into designing and managing technology-based learning scenarios, computational thinking, Flipped Classroom and the EAS methodology to foster the development of skills in the vertical curriculum from primary school to secondary school.

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Tesino on cloud [English]
Tesino on cloud [Italian]

Warsaw Media Literacy Leaders [best practice]

Find out about a media literacy training course run by the Modern Poland Foundation for educators who work with youth, children or intergenerational groups in informal education.

The main goal of the „Warsaw Media Literacy Leaders” was to show the employees of cultural institutions how they can implement developing media, information and digital literacy competencies in their work.

Project participants took part in the training and then personally conducted media literacy lessons for a selected group. The project ended with supervision and presentation of good practices. Participants also had the opportunity to take part in the exam and receive the Certificate of Media Literacy Leaders.

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Warsaw Media Literacy Leaders.
Warszawscy Liderzy Edukacji Medialnej