Fiction series to raise young people’s awareness on digitalisation
Research shows that young people need digital media education more than ever. Which is why itsme® has now joined forces with the educational school broadcaster ED TV. The aim of this digital platform for the young is to make it easier for socially sensitive topics to be discussed in the classroom.
Working with itsme®, ED TV has developed two fiction series about active citizenship and media literacy. Each series consists of three or four 10-minute episodes, aimed separately at Dutch-language and French-language school audiences. Each episode comes with a teaching pack so that the class group can discuss things further or carry out assignments.
Series One, about digital buddies, shows how young people can become a support and adviser for people who experience difficulty with digital tools, such as their grandparents or a neighbour. For example, they teach these (older) people how to attach a file to an e-mail. Thijs Antonneau (25), who plays the role of Youssef, finds out through his own life that young people can also become digital buddies.
The second series from ED TV and itsme®, about Cybersecurity, points out the dangers of the Internet to youngsters, giving them tips about including more cybersecurity in their dealings online. According to Laure Ven, education can certainly do a more to make young people more media-savvy.
From now on, young people aged 16 and over can also create an account with itsme®. itsme® wants to help reducing the digital divide among our youth. Read the press release