Youth refers to the period between childhood and adulthood, representing one of the most challenging periods in an individuals’ life. It is a time of discovery, but also a time to explore our part as global citizens.
Even though there is no universally accepted definition of young people, for the UN and WHO the term young people encompasses both adolescents (people aged 10-19 years old) and youth (individuals between 15-24 years old). In some situations, both terms – youth and young people – are used interchangeably to mean the 15 to 24 years age group. Read more.
Media Literacy Key concepts
Academic article focused on the importance of media education to fight disinformation.
An academic article that presents an analysis of content, narratives and representations with a gender perspective in the context of the criticism of the patriarchal ideology that legitimizes gender inequalities.
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.
Academic article focused on Social Media and cyber bullying.
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.
Research findings to support the case for media literacy as an aid to journalists and journalism educators in a disruptive age through the fostering of resilient media engagement by young citizens.
Julian McDougall's article that shares research findings to support the case for media literacy education to facilitate resilient media engagement by young citizens.