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Digital Parenting: Keeping your Kids Safe Online

The National Parents Council in collaboration with CyberSafeKids and Irish Examiner are delighted to provide access to an online event around Digital Parenting. A panel of experts including Dr. Colman Noctor (Child Psychologist), Alex Cooney (CEO, CyberSafeKids) and Aine Lynch (CEO, National Parents Council) were asked for advice on how to ensure children are protected

Focus on EMIF Funding

The European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) opened three calls for proposals for projects in Europe aiming to fight disinformation on 27 January 2023. EMIF will distribute up to €4,800,000 across three areas of interventions:  ·      Investigations into Disinformation Dynamics ·      Research for a Transparent and Resilient Information Ecosystem ·      Media and Information Literacy for Societal Resilience  “Investigations into Disinformation Dynamics”

#SilentWitness launched on Safer Internet Day

For Safer Internet Day, Webwise launched the #SilentWitness campaign which explores the topic of online bullying and abuse. Comprising three short films, the #SilentWitness campaign explores the lived realities for young people online and aims to spark conversations about how we can all play a role in promoting respect and empathy in online communities. The films

Winners announced for What’s Your Story? competition

An annual highlight of Trend Micro’s ISKF programme – which in 2023 places focus on tackling media literacy and misinformation among kids and teens – is the What’s Your Story? video competition. The competition welcomes entries from both primary and secondary school students in the form of a two-minute video that can be created using

National Counter Disinformation Strategy Working Group established

On the 21 February, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, welcomed the establishment of a multi-stakeholder working group to coordinate sectoral efforts to combat disinformation and provide a joined-up approach that aims to reduce the creation and spread of false and harmful material. The Working Group is aiming to

Media Literacy for Democracy’ programme launched with publication of booklet

TASC (Think tank for action on social change) is the Irish partner in a new ‘Media Literacy forDemocracy’ programme designed to promote an effective media literacy strategy to tackledisinformation, empower citizens to make informed decisions and protect democratic values. The consortium brings together 6 partners from Ireland, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Poland who willdeliver 10

MLI member EurAV at the heart of trans-European media literacy project

Research showing that elderly people are more likely to believe and share ‘fake news’ than theiryounger counterparts 1 is behind a trans-European project that aims to develop and deliver medialiteracy training to seniors in rural areas.Media Literacy Ireland member EurAV is one of four non-profit organisations, based in Ireland, Italy,Slovakia and North Macedonia that met

MLI explores Meaningful Media Literacy at Annual Conference.

The 2022 MLI Annual Conference took place in Cork on the 15th December 2022, courtesy of MLI members Trend Micro. Marking five years since MLI was established, the conference theme of ‘Meaningful Media Literacy’ offered a moment of reflection about where we are now, how we got here and most importantly, where we go next.