Save the Date: Friday, 03 July 2020 | 16:00 – 17:00 CEST | CO:RE WP5 – LSE
CO:RE Theories Webinar
A multidisciplinary webinar on the theoretical foundations of digital skills, literacies and citizenship
Over the last decade, we have witnessed major transformations in children and young people’s access to and immersion in the digital environment. While there has been considerable attention to the risks and safety issues that arise, there has been much less attention to the positive ways in which society hopes children will and can engage as actors in a digital world. How do we imagine young people’s role as digital citizens? What do we expect them to know and understand about digital platforms? Is society really ready for their critical engagement? Or, when we provide for digital skills training and media literacy education, is this primarily defensive in intent, to ensure that children can cope with the problems of the digital environment? In this webinar, we will debate the theories and concepts that underpin such questions, drawing on expertise relating to young people’s digital skills, their media and information literacies, and their prospects for digital citizenship.