Join us at 12 midday on Monday 2 March (Room III) at the UNESCO headquarters to share a light lunch and hear about the SmartBus project. So far, 5,000 teens have participated in the programme that has been running since October in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Last week at an event jointly organised by Insight, ECDG and DigiQ in Bratislava, young people met with experts and government officials to celebrate SID and reflect on digital citizenship together. They voted on actions to be taken to help young people become digital citizens. The winning action... workshops!!
Creator of the pedagogical content and lead researcher, Insight is partnering Huawei, Forum Europe and event organiser LEF this semester to implement a SMART Bus that is visiting schools across Belgium and The Netherlands. A magician is animating the sessions, making this a fun way for 11-14 years to hone their skills as responsible digital citizens.
The Council of Europe has just published a press release on Recommendations made to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment. They align closely to the rights and expectations more than 4000 young people have expressed in the recent Insight publication, "GDPR - young Europeans have their say"
Through memes, posters, mind-maps and quotes, young Europeans share their thoughts on privacy, online rights & responsibilities, parents, selfies, drones... and on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement for 16-year olds* to get parental consent before their personal data can be processed! *Note: a few countries have legislated to lower this age to 13, 14 or 15.