IGF 2017 WS #291 Introducing the updated Internet Literacy Handbook

Short Title: 

CoE: Introducing the updated Internet Literacy Handbook

Proposer's Name: Ms. Livia Stoica
Proposer's Organization: Council of Europe
Co-Proposer's Name: Mr. Lee Hibbard
Co-Proposer's Organization: Council of Europe
Co-Organizers:
Ms.,Livia, STOICA, International organisation, Council of Europe

Agenda: 

There will be very short presentation of the new Internet Literacy Handbook. Moderation will ensue and ensure a seemless dialogue between the on-site audience and those connecting remotely.


Session Format: Flash Session - 30 Min

Proposer:
Country: France
Stakeholder Group: Intergovernmental Organizations

Co-Proposer:
Country: France
Stakeholder Group: Intergovernmental Organizations

Speaker: Janice Richardson
Speaker: Elizabeth Milovidov
Speaker: Martin Schmalzried

Content of the Session:
Since the first edition of the Internet Literacy Handbook was issued in 2003 the world of the Internet has changed tremendously. The number of Internet users has risen; users are increasingly younger, trends in how people use the Internet and what they are looking for evolve, and new pitfalls in, for example, personal security arise seemingly overnight. The speakers of the session will cover how the new edition of the Internet Literacy Handbook takes into account the myriad changes, although the object of the Handbook still remains, namely to offer families, educators and policy-makers sufficient technical know-how to allow them to navigate, with young people, through communication technology. Young people present at the session will be invited to share their experiences of having tested the tool as part of a child participation project.

Relevance of the Session:
As a tool for children, parents, teachers and policy makers of the 47 member states to be able to make the most of Internet and prepare future generations to use the Internet safely an confidently. The Internet Literacy Handbook sets out to provide information and promote reflection on some of the more complex ethical, sociological and cultural issues that are intrinsically linked to digital- and media-related activities which have taken on such a large role in the lives of a majority of people in many parts of the world. Although this edition proposes a similar structure, the content has been completely updated and new Fact sheets added, with special focus also on the technology of tomorrow.

Tag 1: Human Rights Online
Tag 2: Child Online Protection
Tag 3: Child Safety

Interventions:
2 of the 3 authors of the Internet Literacy Handbook: Janice RICHARDSON, children’s right online consultant and Martin SCHMALZRIED, Senior Policy Officer, COFACE (Confederation of Family Organizations in the EU) will describe the most challenging aspect facing policy makers, educators, parents and children themselves in their interactions with the digital environment and new technological develops in the ITC world.

Diversity:
The session will be diverse in a number of ways by bring together organisations and speakers from the perspectives of an intergovernmental organisation, its 47 member states, and child protection experts from civil society.

To present the Handbook, there will be one German national (male) and one Australian national (female) (moderator = Afro-American).

Children and young people from the European region will participate.

Internet companies are currently being approached to bring their perspectives.



Onsite Moderator: Elizabeth Milovidov
Online Moderator: [email protected]
Rapporteur: Livia Stoica

Online Participation:
The session will mobilise government representatives from the Pan-European region responsible for child protection at the national level. Tweets and social media coverage will be covered by Council of Europe colleagues reponsible for communications.

Discussion facilitation:
There will be very short presentation of the new Internet Literacy Handbook. Moderation will ensue and ensure a seemless dialogue between the on-site audience and those connecting remotely.

Conducted a Workshop in IGF before?: No
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Additional Reference Document Link: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/StandardSetting/InternetLiteracy/hbk_en.asp