Media literacy

To Make Students Victers, KITE Takes Digital Media Education To New Heights – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ayush Raj A, a class 7 pupil of GUPS, Puthoor in Palakkad would have believed a misleading message transmitted on WhatsApp claiming that Covid vaccination was harmful if he had not known what “misinformation” or “fake news”. Through the digital media education program “Satyameva Jayathe” organized by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the 12-year-old was able to get information verified from authentic sources.

“We were taught not to fall blindly into the trap of social media posts and to cross check questionable information from authentic sources,” said Ayush, who followed the program in which one of the important topics was ” preventing fake news and raising awareness”. Ayush was among 19.72 lakh students in grades five to 10 who received the digital literacy training.

Each student received a 2.5-hour training in four sections—‘Using the Internet in Daily Life’, ‘Social Media Forces Us’, ‘Rights and Wrongs in Social Media’ and ‘How to Prevent Diffusion fake news”. The training also focused on areas such as understanding the influence of digital media in information transactions, creating a craving for knowledge of non-factual interference in digital media and how to deal with it. reacting constructively, acquiring technical knowledge to understand the truth behind the messages exchanged. , develop skills to identify and respond to glitches in the transaction of information through media literacy.

Training was also provided in specific areas such as “the meaning and definition of disinformation and disinformation and their impact on society”, non-factual and misinterpreted information shared via digital media, social impact facts presented in emotional language and the authenticity of the information. “In addition to the training program for the students, the KITE VICTERS channel will broadcast all these courses in four episodes from Monday (October 10) until Thursday at 7 p.m. for the general public,” said K Anvar Sadath, CEO of KITE.

Under the third phase of the training program which started in August, 9.48 lakh upper primary students and 10.24 lakh high school students were trained by 5,920 instructors. DGHSS Tanur in Malappuram district had the maximum number of pupils trained (3,691) in the government school category while St Mary’s HSS Pattom in Thiruvananthapuram district was top in the aided school category (7,467) .

“Cybersecurity was another area that the students found very useful. Most of them did not know how to protect passwords to prevent online abuse. They were also made aware of the implications of posting objectionable content on social media,” said Sindhu S of GVHSS Vattiyoorkavu, who was part of the training program.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ayush Raj A, a class 7 student of GUPS, Puthoor in Palakkad would have believed a misleading message conveyed on WhatsApp claiming that Covid vaccination was harmful if he had not known what ‘misinformation’ or “fake news”. Through the digital media education program “Satyameva Jayathe” organized by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the 12-year-old was able to get information verified from authentic sources. “We were taught not to fall blindly into the trap of social media posts and to cross check questionable information from authentic sources,” said Ayush, who followed the program in which one of the important topics was ” preventing fake news and raising awareness”. Ayush was among 19.72 lakh students in grades five to 10 who received the digital literacy training. Each student received a 2.5-hour training in four sections—‘Using the Internet in Daily Life’, ‘Social Media Forces Us’, ‘Rights and Wrongs in Social Media’ and ‘How to Prevent Diffusion fake news”. The training also focused on areas such as understanding the influence of digital media in information transactions, creating a craving for knowledge of non-factual interference in digital media and how to deal with it. reacting constructively, acquiring technical knowledge to understand the truth behind the messages exchanged. , develop skills to identify and respond to glitches in the transaction of information through media literacy. Training was also provided in specific areas such as “the meaning and definition of disinformation and disinformation and their impact on society”, non-factual and misinterpreted information shared via digital media, social impact facts presented in emotional language and the authenticity of the information. “In addition to the training program for the students, the KITE VICTERS channel will broadcast all these courses in four episodes from Monday (October 10) until Thursday at 7 p.m. for the general public,” said K Anvar Sadath, CEO of KITE. Under the third phase of the training program which started in August, 9.48 lakh upper primary students and 10.24 lakh high school students were trained by 5,920 instructors. DGHSS Tanur in Malappuram district had the maximum number of pupils trained (3,691) in the government school category while St Mary’s HSS Pattom in Thiruvananthapuram district was top in the aided school category (7,467) . “Cybersecurity was another area that the students found very useful. Most of them did not know how to protect passwords to prevent online abuse. They were also made aware of the implications of posting objectionable content on social media,” said Sindhu S of GVHSS Vattiyoorkavu, who was part of the training program.


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