13-18: Internet and Big Data

The course deals with the complex topics of "Internet and Big Data" in relation to the age group of young people between 13 and 18 years and their significance. It gives an overview of the development of the internet and its opportunities and risks as well as Big Data and Smart Home in the context of youth and data protection. Furthermore, the course gives an overview of the biggest problematic contents and how to deal with them. Finally, the course shows ways how media education on the topic can succeed at home.

The course is modularised and makes it possible to offer and conduct a media education parents' evening on the topic of "Internet and Big Data (13-18 years)" at educational (leisure) institutions. Learning is promoted through helpful practical materials and the supportive environment on the internet. The course consists of five modules, accompanied throughout by tips, practical exercises and feedback questions.

  • The internet is a fantastic place for children to learn, create and have fun, but they may occasionally have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues.
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  • Young people need particular protection when collecting and processing their personal data because they may be less aware of the risks involved. If adults process young people's personal data then they should think about the need to protect them from the outset, and design their systems and processes with this in mind.
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  • Fake news or misinformation is news or stories on the internet that are not true. There are two kinds of fake news: False stories that are deliberately published or sent around, in order to make people believe something untrue or to get lots of people to visit a website.
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  • As we can see, the online education has a very big development at recent years and has a very increasing impact of the education sector. Furthermore digital learning is actually a collection of data and analytics which can contribute to teaching and learning.
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  • As technology plays an ever increasing role in the lives of young people, it is important that we help them to understand how to use it safely, sensibly and with an awareness of how it can impact on them.
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