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Safer Internet Day 2023 is fast approaching!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especiallyyoung people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.Taking place on Tuesday February 7, there’s still time to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2023. For example, schools can: For parents, Webwise will

TikTok launches Irish campaign to highlight safety features

by Susan Moss, Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Ireland

TikTok has launched a new Irish campaign to highlight the platform’s safety features to TikTokers and parents.

In Case You Missed It: Nurturing Trust by evaluating impact: Why understanding what works in MIL interventions is essential

Assessing the impact of media literacy interventions is notoriously difficult, as it is hard to measure the acquisition of skills, particularly with no standard baseline to refer to. But, as increased digital media literacy becomes ever more necessary in the complex online environment, as a tool against disinformation and more, it is crucial that media

Trust and News: (how) does News and Information Literacy work?

Authored by Maria Donde, EPRA Senior Vice-Chair & EMIL coordinator On 4 November 2022, Europe’s media regulators met to mark Global MIL week with a dedicated thematic session: Trust and News: (how) does News and Information Literacy work? The event was jointly organised by the EU expert group ERGA, and EMIL – the European network that brings together

European Media Literacy Week 2022: Promoting Trust and Cohesion

Taking place from 24 to 28 October 2022 in alignment with the UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022, The European Media Literacy Week 2022 is an initiative by the European Commission to underline the societal importance of media literacy and highlight existing media literacy initiatives and projects across the EU. Media literacy stakeholders, in particular those

Call for entries for youth video competition ‘What’s Your Story?’

How do you know what’s real or fake online? That is the question that Trend Micro Ireland want young people to answer in a two minute video as the annual youth video competition ‘What’s Your Story?’ is launched. The competition now in its 11th successful year in Ireland, invites young people to help solve a challenge that the

The Magic Returns- Cinemagic Set To Illuminate Screens This Autumn

Festival goers will have the chance to experience a thought-provoking world cinema programme that spotlights youth issues and social issues, an extensive education programme, talent lab industry masterclasses, classic and brand-new family and teen films, the Cinemagic Young Filmmaker weekend, and Film Jury panels for young film critics. In addition to film previews from all

EMIF announces support for eight media literacy projects

Eight new media literacy projects have been awarded funding via the European Media and Information Fund – including a project involving MLI member FuJo.