CyberSense: A skill-based approach to tackling cyberbullying and online safety

Year of production: 2020

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‘CyberSense’ is made up of three skills-based modules, ‘De-escalating Conflict’, ‘Asking for help’, and ‘Empowering bystanders’. Each is built around short films depicting cyberbullying and was developed through consultation with young people and reflects their real-life experiences. Each film ends on an open question designed to promote discussion and teachers are provided with a range of activities designed to build young people’s language, communication, and resilience skills. The most important of these are role-play activities that provide opportunities to practice the skills required to de-escalate conflict, ask for help, and intervene as a bystander.


European Media Literacy Standard for Youth Workers (EMELS)

The main goal of the project was to prepare a useful tool for youth workers to develop media and digital competencies, as well as to build a strong partnership between 7 organisations involved in the topic of media literacy in Europe. The project started in January 2017. The result of our work is an innovative media literacy training programme: European Media Literacy Standard for youth workers. It is complemented by educational materials and best practices developed on Media & Information Literacy Platform for Exchanging Educational Resources (MIL/PEER).