CyberSafeKids has developed a new course to support digital media literacy and online safety in your work with young people.
In partnership with the NYCI Child Protection Programme, CyberSafeKids is offering this free course comprising 4 x one-hour workshops exclusively to those in the youth work sector.
The aim of this course is to support you, as youth workers and volunteers, to enhance your awareness and skills development in digital media literacy so that you can apply and share this learning in your work with young people.
Engagement in digital media literacy is an opportunity to develop your capacity in your role, and for your organisation. Through this learning you will be able to build your awareness of the challenges and opportunities that young people face online, to explore strategies for engaging in young people’s digital lives and empowering them to use technology in a stronger, smarter, and safer way.
What does it involve?
The course is a weekly online commitment of one hour per week, for four weeks. This is a 4-hour programme in total, with opportunity for further learning. No prior expertise in digital media literacy or online safety is required!
The course workshops will cover:
Workshop One: Understanding Digital Media Literacy (1 hour)
Workshop Two: Digital Footprint (1 hour)
Workshop Three: Cyberbullying (1 hour)
Workshop Four: Promoting Ethical and Responsible Digital Citizenship (1 hour)
CyberSafeKids are offering 2 separate opportunities to sign up for this course:
2021 opportunity to enrol in the course:
Tuesday 9th,16th, 30th November and 7th December 2021 10AM-11AM
2022 opportunity to enrol in the course:
Wednesday 12th, 19th, 26th January and 2nd February 2022 7PM-8PM
Places are limited for each course and attendance is required for all four workshops to take part.
The course is designed specifically for the non-formal education sector:
- For youth workers and volunteers.
- To develop the capacity of those involved in youth work to bring digital media literacy and online safety awareness to their work with young people.
- To highlight the contribution of this engagement in bringing added value to quality youth work.
The interactive online sessions will be delivered by CyberSafeKids