Literacy, empowerment and capacity building

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No Name Affil./Org. SH-group Topic and sub-issues Description Remarks
30 Narine Khachatryan Media Education Center, Armenia Academia Media and Digital Literacy The need to expand the scope of Media & Digital Literacy Programs with regard to new technological & social challenges posed by evolving digital environments. Information overload & web personalisation, marketing on children & targeted advertizing, new mechanisms for constructing and manufacturing realities. What competencies should be developed in knowledge societies?
31 Lidia de Reese fragFINN e.V. / non-profit, Germany Youth Positive Content and Services for Young People
- support and promote good content and services for children
- kids’ participation
- encourage sustainability
Positive online content & services allow children to explore the Internet in a safe way and offer them the opportunity to learn, have fun, be creative and discover new abilities. The key questions focus on characteristics of positive content and how to publicly promote it and support its producers: What can producers of online content for children do to provide them with positive experiences and make it accessible to their target group? How can online content and services enable children to express their thoughts and opinions in a creative way and to participate in societal activities (civic, political)? What does it take to strengthen the internet landscape for children, to inspire more quality content, to promote it among children, parents and teachers and to ensure long-lasting funding?
32 Martin Drechsler FSM Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia Diensteanbieter e.V. / fragFINN, Germany Business Better Internet for kids
- multi-stakeholder responsibility
- societal engagement
- self-regulation
- media education
- collaboration
For years, creating a better Internet for kids has been an overarching topic for policy makers, companies, institutions and citizens throughout Europe. As it is a topic of great relevance for all of us, fruitful discussions should also be expected outside the traditional child protection communities and ideally initiate an approach of shared responsibility and engagement among all relevant stakeholders.
34 Martin Drechsler FSM Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia Diensteanbieter e.V. / fragFINN, Germany Business Child Safety
- parental control: awareness, discussion, accessibility, acceptance
- technical, machine-readable age labels
- interoperability
- protection vs censorship
- the role of parents
- safety by design.
Child protection and freedom of speech and information seem equally relevant. Technical means can help (FSM video: when used wisely. It is time to broaden the view and to share the discussion with a wider audience.


35 Jutta Croll I-KiZ, Zentrum für Kinderschutz im Internet Govern. Org. Intelligent risk management in a mobile online environment -- How can adults in charge of minors fulfil their duty of parenting while at the same time respecting the rights of the child? Joint proposal by I-KiZ, klicksafe and Google. Broadband infrastructure anywhere and high usability of tablets and smart phones are driving the fast growing mobile Internet usage among children and youths. Adults in charge of minors are asking for technical support to protect their children. But young people too are holding fundamental human rights like privacy and freedom of speech. With parental control tools often monitoring of children\'s usage habits comes along that is an intolerable intrusion into their privacy. Intelligent risk management should comprise both: protection of children and empowerment of youths. To be discussed: the current educational situation in families, media literacy of parents, parental control tools, new strategies like Safety by Design and the legal framework of children’s rights and parents duties.
36 Helena Cebrian iCmedia Civil society Children protection
Minor’s protection
Content labeling
Parental guidance
Warning systems
Media literacy
We would like Eurodig to include minor’s protection among the different topics of this year’s agenda. iCmedia supports that websites aimed at children should introduce some sort of content labeling or rating system which would help parents and school teachers likewise. This tool would help tutors and parents decide whether an online content is suitable for their children, as it happens with movies’ rating system in some European countries. We would also like to discuss about EPG (electronic program guides) for direct TV and other new ways of TV broadcasting. Certain rules would help users avoid undesirable content. Modern, easy-to-use and useful warning systems should be implemented. Media literacy in schools and in other stages of life is today more needed than ever before.
38 Barbara Lillu European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online Civil society Child’s Protection Online -- How the digital environment impacts on children as economic actors: implications and opportunities? Internet is an essential element of children‘s lives. It has vast potential to positively generate new patterns of expression and communication. However, kids also experience a variety of unwanted consequences, such as Cyber-bullying and new forms of sexual predation and harassment. Less dramatic than these, though also potentially damaging, are companies’ monetization strategies that target children’s unique emotions and inexperience such as mining data to be used in tailoring ad and marketing campaigns directed at them. Currently, few restraints govern these and other kinds of questionable practices. Mindful of the importance of keeping the Internet as free as possible, it is nonetheless crucial to begin a discussion about how children might be protected from such practices. (submitted twice)
47 Marcel Neuber HL komm Telekommunikations GmbH, Germany Business Tablet computer at school How tablets and teaching apps make learning a better way? Which apps are the right ones? Are our teachers ready for the new way of learning/teaching? Who pays the bill? HL komm is a common carrier (internet Provider) and a wifi partner. We have the possibility to connect schools to the faster Internet. We are interested in the future of our educational system and want to be a part of this. In the Netherlands there is a Project calls Steve Jobs Schools - is this the future of our educational System? (much reference to company marketing)
67 Michal Pukaluk Department of Telecommunications
Ministry of Administration and Digitization, Poland
Govern. Org. e-literacy Digital Poland of Equal Opportunities – Lighthouse Keepers - Digital exclusion is still agreat problem in many countries of the world, as it undermines the development of the information society. Poland has taken many important steps aiming to combat digital exclusion. A project called ‘Digital Poland of Equal Opportunities (Polish abbreviation PCRS)’ is the best example of such action. Under the PCRS there is an initiative, coordinated by the „Cities on the Internet” Association (COI), which engages over 2700 Lighthouse Keepers of Digital Poland (LKDP). As many as 200 of them are tasked with local action plans. Since the project started, the LKDPs have conducted over 14000 meetings grouping together more than 110 thousand people all over the country.
80 Lee Hibbard Council of Europe Europ. Org. How to educate Internet users about their rights and how to effectively associate them to Internet governance?

90 Enrico Gerstmann
Youth How far should media savvy be an issue in education / schools? Young people often don't know the consequences using the Internet. For example they upload pictures of themselves, but also of friends and even of strangers or celebrities. Problems with the law could have serious results of that behaviour. What should also be mentioned is the necessity of data protection. Youth can't imagine how much information of behaviour is actually saved.