The European Convention on cyberspace crime recognizes 4 basic criminal offenses, including those related to content that includes child pornography, i.e., possession, distribution, transmission, storage or making availability of such materials. With the development of the technological world, the number of users of various social networks in cyberspace is growing, where children and young people belong to the most vulnerable group of users.
Today, the internet is open to countless opportunities for abuse, pedophilia and begging of children and minors through various techniques of manipulation, blackmail and the like, mainly for the purpose of making a profit or meeting one’s own needs.
Therefore, it is necessary to teach children, minors, parents, social workers, people working with children, educators, and others how to protect the children when using the internet and how to recognize whether children and young people are exposed to inappropriate content on the internet (i.e. how to react, what to do in these cases, etc.).
The project includes the organization of half-day educational workshops/trainings in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica and Mostar in the period September, October and November 2020 led by 2 experienced certified media literacy trainers and will include lectures and practical exercises on aspects of media and information literacy with emphasis and education on the dangers of cyberspace.
The focus of the workshops/lectures will be to develop media and information literacy skills with the aim of educating children about their rights to protection from abuse, pedophilia or online begging.
- Increasing the capacity of parents, guardians, educators, social workers and others to gain the ability to assess the types of information available to their children or the children they work with through the media and social networks
- Increasing knowledge and skills about media literacy in general, with particular emphasis on the right to protect the child from abuse, pedophilia or on-line begging.
- Providing additional education with the potential to link knowledge with practice.
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