Breakfast Bytes

The Flemish SafeOnline Initiative: How to deal with digital media in your family

Date

Tuesday 16th February 2021, 9.30-11.00 CET

Speakers

Michael Op de Beeck (educational scientist) and Astrid Van Roy (education scientist), Gezinsbond, Belgium

Working language

English

Description

The Flemish SafeOnline Initiative (a joint initiative of Gezinsbond + Child Focus) organises trainings for parents, focusing on media-education. The training offer consists of five different modules regarding five topics: ‘Social media’, ‘Gaming’, ‘Internet and privacy’, ‘Cyberbullying’ and ‘Online relationships and sexuality’. In each programme, testimonials from youths, parents and experts are the central point. Via a quiz and a game of propositions, the participants are invited to think along and share experiences. Through all of that, they receive a lot of concrete, educational tips. With 200 trainings per year, the programme is very successful. Since 2020, an Erasmus Plus project is aimed at developing similar training sessions several European counties.

Flemish website with compete training modules: www.veiligonline.be

Project website about the Erasmus Plus project: https://europeansafeonline.eu (available in different languages)

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