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Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library

Social networking giant Facebook has launched “Digital Literacy Library” to help young people build skills they need to safely enjoy online technology. The lessons can be found on Facebook’s Safety Center as well as on Berkman Klein’s Digital Literacy Resource Platform.

Digital Literacy Library

The library is resource for educators looking to address digital literacy and help these young people build the skills they need to safely enjoy digital technology. It is a collection of lessons to help young people think critically and share thoughtfully online.

There are 18 interactive lessons and videos have been developed in partnership with Youth and Media team at Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University for educators of youth aged 11 to 18. These lessons are in English language and Facebook is planning to launch these in additional 45 languages soon.

These lessons are divided into themes such as privacy and reputation, identity exploration, security, safety and well-being and can be downloaded for free. They also represent voices of young people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, geographies, and educational levels.

Month: Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2018


Facebook partners with NCW to launch Digital Literacy Programme

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch Digital Literacy Programme to train women on safe use of internet and social media. The programme was launched by Facebook in collaboration with Ranchi, Jharkhanda-based Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), a civil society organisation involved in training related to all aspects of cyber security.

Digital Literacy Programme

Under it, awareness training will be conducted for 60,000 women in universities across major cities over a one-year period. These interactive training sessions will provide training on safe and responsible use of internet, social media and email. It will enable trainees to differentiate between credible and questionable information. The training will be conducted in local languages. The digital literacy programme will benefit women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Manipur, Delhi-NCR, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

National Commission for Women (NCW)

NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It was established in January 1992 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women. It recommends remedial legislative measures, advise Government on all policy matters affecting women and facilitate redressal of grievances related to women.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018