24LC 01 002 - Developing Digital Media Literacy with CyberSafeKids.
CyberSafeKids is an Irish charity, which has been empowering children, parents, schools and
businesses to navigate the online world in a safer and more responsible way since 2015.
During the last academic year (2022-2023) we delivered online safety education to over
16,000 children, 2,400 parents and 1,200 educators. By working together we believe that we
can make children safe online and online safer for children.
This course is an online commitment of 1.5 hours, for 2 weeks and is FREE for those working
directly with young people. No prior expertise in digital media literacy or online safety is
required, just basic digital skills.
The aim of this course is to develop your digital media literacy skills so that you can apply
and share this learning in your work and explore strategies for empowering the young
people you work with to use technology in a stronger, smarter, and safer way.
Participants get the chance to comment, ask questions and work on group tasks set by the
facilitator. Each workshop is accompanied by a set of activities that can be used to help
upskill the children in your care.
Workshop 1 Critical Thinking and Digital Health
● Different types of online information
● How to recognise false information
● Algorithms and targeting
● Managing digital health
Workshop 2 Digital Reputation and Cyberbullying
● Loss of privacy
● Consequences of digital permanence
● Creating a positive digital footprint
● Cyberbullying and how to combat it
● Policies and the legal landscape
Dates: 23-01-2024, 7-8:30pm and 30-01-2024, 7-8:30pm
Fee: Free to participants. This course is kindly sponsored by Accenture.
Number of hours: this is a 3 hour total commitment, over 2 evenings.
Location: this course is delivered online via Zoom.