Danish youngsters teach The Minister for Education about internet and ICT in school September 1, 2009Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Internet, Internet Safety, School, Youngsters.
The Danish Media Council for Children and Young People has set up a youth panel called “Medierødderne” consisting of a group of children and young people between the age of 10 and 15. During the summer they have been working on compiling a list of ideas and guidelines for better ICT and internet usage in school. In June they presented their ideas for the Danish Minister of Education.
I have picked out a couple of their recommendations (translated from Danish):
1. Let students teach each other about the internet, and have children share their good and bad experiences with each other, their parents and teachers.
2. All teachers must attend a course in internet and computer skills, and they should include the internet in their teaching more often.
5. If a school creates filters on their computers, the students should be informed why.
9. Schools should set up a rule that prevents teachers from ‘friending’ students on Facebook – and vice versa.
See the complete list of recommendations here.
The panel is one out of many European youth panels within the Insafe network.