February 4, 2011 10:53 PM
In early 2011, the Armenian version of the Internet Literacy Handbook was published online. The Armenian version of the Council of Europe's Internet Literacy Handbook was prepared by the Media Education Center with the support of World Vision.
The Handbook, intended for parents, teachers and young people, is a guide to getting the most out of the internet and how to stay safe, avoiding risks and protecting privacy on websites and social networks.
In the framework of the Safer Internet 2011 programme, round tables will be organised in the capital of Armenia and in several regions. During the day youngsters and adults will debate privacy issues and watch films. Representatives of various schools, libraries, local media and NGOs are expected to take part in the discussions.
The Internet Literacy module will be introduced in several open lessons to 50 young volunteers – university graduates, who will then hold simultaneous workshops in 100 Armenian schools throughout the country.
Drawing & computer graphic competitions, focusing on this year’s SID slogan «It's more than a game - it is your life», are announced among 8 to 15 year old students living the capital of Armenia and regions. 13 to 18 year-olds are invited to create and submit their video reels and participate in quizzes on the topic of bright and dark aspects of the Internet.
Public discussions at several regional universities will help to summarize the achievements and identify the needs.