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"We need a vaccine against misinformation"

Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies program.

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked what the World Health Organization is calling an "infodemic". The Be Media Smart campaign was developed by members of Media Literacy Ireland to help people tell the difference between reliable and accurate information and deliberately false or misleading information.

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Sep 26 2019

Be Media Smart

Every day we have to make choices. From what we want to eat, to what we want to wear, what we want to listen to right through to who we want to represent us in public office.

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22 Jan 2021


Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2021, this EU wide initiative promotes a safer internet for all users, especially young people. Webwise is responsible for the coordination and promotion of Safer Internet Day in Ireland and while the celebrations will look a little different this year, there are lots of ways to get involved and help make SID 2021 as vibrant and meaningful as ever.

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January 25 2021


MLI Media Literacy Monday Webinar: Young People and Media Literacy – Perspectives | Practice | Potential

Prof. Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology with the Department of Media and Communications in the LSE and author of many books on the topic of children, young people and the media will share her insights during a conversation with Prof. Brian O'Neill, TU Dublin. This webinar will also highlight a wide range of media literacy interventions designed for young people and there will be an opportunity to hear what the future media literacy needs of young people might look like and how we might collectively work together to meet those needs.

This webinar is open to the public and is likely to be of particular interest to teachers, parents and those engaging with young people.

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February 9 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. Visit the Webwise Safer Internet Day hub for ideas on how to get involved!

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