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Education and New Media; rights and responsibilities leading to a digital citizenship

by Maria Elisa Marzotti, Save the Children Italy
Published on: 06.10.08
Source: Save the Children Italy

Save the Children Italy is promoting its latest educational proposal for teachers and educators in regards to Internet safety. It consists of a handbook which proposes media education, children rights and digital citizenship as a new integrated methodological approach to enhance responsible online behaviour of young people.

The didactic tool comprehends a full set of activities for teachers and educators to be played with their pupils and to be combined in different manners in order to arrange a complete educational process.
The material in English is available for download as a pdf here:
Handbook for teachers: Education and New Media; rights and responsibilities leading to a digital citizenship

The handbook helps to explain the importance of education related to new media, how children can have concrete experience of their rights thanks to new media and how to enhance online safety through an educational process which makes them aware of their emotions, rights and responsibilities related to their online behaviour.

A set of activities teachers can play with their pupils in order to realize the edcuational process are proposed in the handbook. Detailed activity forms are available for download under Education and New Media: Activity Forms




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