Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Online Harms #infolit

The UK Government has published a White Paper on Online Harms. As is implied by the title, the focus is on how the UK can become "the safest place in the world to go online" but also "the best place to start and grow a digital business". New regulatory measures are proposed, and one of the (smaller) sections concerns citizens' media literacy: "The government will develop a new online media literacy strategy. This will be developed in broad consultation with stakeholders, including major digital, broadcast and news media organisations, the education sector, researchers and civil society. This strategy will ensure a coordinated and strategic approach to online media literacy education and awareness for children, young people and adults."
There is an open consultation until 1 July 2019, which is an opportunity to (amongst other things) identify how researchers and LIS practitioners could be involved in the media literacy strategy (as otherwise it is likely the focus will be on media and communication resaerchers and consultants)
Stéphane Goldstein has provided a useful reflection on the white paper at
Photo by Sheila Webber: Greenwich park, April 2019

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