This two year project, develops a scheme of work and a set of teaching and training resources covering both the benefits and dangers of social media. The target age group is the Secondary sector, where there is usually an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) curriculum which covers the technical and practical uses of ICT, but there is a shortfall in the coverage of social media – it is this shortfall that this project aims to address.
The European Commission has made promoting safer use of the internet a priority for young people and called for improvements in critical thinking, media literacy and developing the skills necessary for ‘cyber hygiene’.
The objectives of the project are to:
- Analyse and share existing strategies and resources for dealing with social media
- Identify common areas of strength and priorities for development
- Develop a structure for the work schemes and a set of training materials and sample lesson plans, based on needs, covering:
- types of social media and their use by young people
- communication benefits including language learning
- dangers of social media
- social media as a news source
- online safety and school policy
- Pilot, test, evaluate and refine the schemes of work and training resources in schools in 5 countries
- Produce a report on the outcomes, sets of case studies and recommendations for school policy including a model school policy
- Disseminate the outcomes widely
Erasmus+ Project ID : 2020 – 1 – UK01 – KA201 – 078830