Why is MIL education important?

Why is MIL education important?

The need for Media and Information Literacy education is critical in the digital age. Children and young people are especially vulnerable to dis- and misinformation, hate speech, propaganda and so-called “fake news” online. They need knowledge and skills in order to:

• Take advantage of new and exciting opportunities

• Fact-check and evaluate media and information.

• Protect themselves from harmful media content.

• Be safe online.

• Protect their privacy and the privacy of others.

• Create and publish their own content in a responsible and ethical manner.

• Be able to contribute to a democratic society.