Developing Digital Media Literacy Course from CyberSafeKids | November-December 2021
November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMTFree
CyberSafeKids has partnered with the NYCI Child Protection Programme to offer individuals in the youth work sector the opportunity to enrol in a free 4-session course. The course focuses on developing the increasingly vital skills of digital media literacy in your work.
This is an opportunity for your own professional development as a youth work leader, to bring your learning back to your organisation, and to explore strategies for empowering the young people you work with to use technology in a stronger, smarter, and safer way.
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, and course evaluation engagement. No prior expertise in digital media literacy or online safety is required- just basic digital skills.
The aim of this course is to support 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.
The course will cover the following:
- Workshop One: Tuesday 9th November 10am-11am
Understanding Digital Media Literacy (1 hour)
- Workshop Two: Tuesday 16th November 10am-11am
- Workshop Three: Tuesday 30th November 10am-11am
- Workshop Four: Tuesday 7th December 10am-11am
Promoting Ethical and Responsible Digital Citizenship
The course is delivered online as 4 short interactive workshops. 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
(please note there is a week’s break between the 16th and 30th November)
For the details on the 2022 opportunity to enrol in the course:
Places are limited and attendance is required for all four workshops to take part.
Free of charge
2021 Course: Tuesday 9th, 16th, 30th November and 7th December 2021 10AM-11AM (please note there is a week’s break between the 16th and 30th November)
All sessions are online.
- To provide leaders in the youth work sector with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of digital media literacy and how it relates to youth work.
- To support participants to bring their learning back to their organisation and to share this learning with the young people they work with.
- To raise awareness of the current challenges that young people face online and to provide guidance relevant to your work.
- To provide the opportunity to explore strategies for engaging in young people’s digital lives and empowering them to use technology in a stronger, smarter, and safer way.
- To gain feedback from participants on their experiences and learning.
Participants will gain:
- A stronger understanding of digital media literacy and how to better navigate the online world.
- The ability to cascade their learning by engaging in discussions and information-sharing on the topic with the young people you work with.
- Youth Workers and Volunteers
CAN ANYBODY ATTEND THIS COURSE?
This course is a dedicated opportunity for individuals who work or volunteer in the youth work sector in Ireland. We will not accept registrations from individuals who do not meet the criteria. No expertise is digital media literacy is required!
I CAN SEE THERE ARE 2 COURSE DATES- DO I SIGN UP FOR BOTH COURSES?
No. This is one course, comprising 4 workshops in total, and the course is offered on two separate occasions- 2021 and early 2022. They are the same course. Please only register for one course and only register if you are able to attend all four workshops for the course.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
You will get to take part in 4 online workshops (1 hour each). The workshops will give opportunity for further learning and resources connected to the course material.
As part of the learning from this course we want to understand the impact of the course from the perspective of the participants. To that end, there is an expectation that all participants will:
- Fill out a short post-course survey to provide feedback on their experience of the course. This will directly follow the completion of the course.
- A follow-up survey 3-4 months after you have completed the course.
Participants will be invited to attend a 30-minute focus group discussion to better understand the impact of the learning.
CAN I REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE IN MY ORGANISATION TO ATTEND?
No. You must sign up individually and you cannot register on behalf of anybody else. For fairness, we will have to limit the number of individuals from any one organisation who can register.
WHAT IF I HAVE MISSED OUT ON A PLACE?
Places are limited to 50 participants for the course. If this course is fully booked, we encourage you to register for course being offered in January 2022 (f you can attend).
If the course is already fully booked, unfortunately this means you have missed out on a place. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organisation, and the course date you would like to waitlist for. We will put you on a waitlist- we do not guarantee that you will be contacted. If a place becomes available, we will contact you directly.
Established in 2015, CyberSafeKids is an Irish registered charity which works to empower children, parents, and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner. Our founders and staff have backgrounds in cybercrime investigation, forensic psychology, education, online child protection, academia, and the not-for-profit sector. We can see on a daily basis how technology plays an increasingly important and integral part of their daily lives, especially in the current situation. We want children and young people to be able to embrace the opportunities for learning and enjoyment that technology can deliver, but we must also equip them with the tools to stay safe and avoid harm.
About the Child Protection Programme
The NYCI Child Protection Programme supports and resources the youth work sector to meet its child safeguarding and child protection responsibilities. This is achieved through the provision of training, the development of resource materials, support and guidance, and advocacy. The programme is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).