Media literacy week calls for re-examining our views as educators
Juha Kiviniemi / 12.02.2020
Safer internet day, which is in Finland celebrated as “Media literacy week”, once again puts young peoples media skills onto the spotlight and challenges educators to examine our competencies in supporting those skills. It is also wise for us to stop and consider how we generally see those skills. One thing should be clear to everyone at least reasonably knowledgeable in the recent developments of digitalisation and young peoples media use. The environments and platforms where young people interact with digital media are so varied that the field is much more complicated than before, even if the core of media skills is unchanged.