Generational identity connects with ‘intergenerational relations’, and implies interdependence between age groups and generations gaps. The digital age implied generational gaps when thought of technology and younger and older generations. Interactivity and Internet 3.0 moved generations towards close relationships by using media. “The digital age promotes the blurring of barriers between different age groups that interact through and with technologies. Intergenerational relationships that narrow in digital can overcome the so-called generation gaps, fostering intergenerational interaction, which allows the sharing of knowledge and forms of sociability anchored in different generational contexts” (Amaral & Brites, 2019, p. 5113). Read more.
Media Literacy Key concepts
Media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending. According to the European Union, it involves the capacity of accessing, critically understanding and engaging with the different media available. Read more.
Online Civic Engagement
UNICEF defines civic engagement as “individual or collective actions in which people participate to improve the well-being of communities or society in general”. It is a fundamental process to democracy, through which people take action, in a collective manner, to address issues of public concern. Read more.
Resilience to disinformation and fake news
Today, citizens are highly exposed to large scale disinformation, including false and misleading information, assuming different expressions and conceptualization. As the European Commission states, it is one of Europe’s major challenges. Read more.