BlueLink joins new coalition for media literacy in education

The BlueLink Foundation joined Coalition for Media Literacy in Education. The Coalition was officially founded on September 11, 2017 in The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate in Sofia by 11 Bulgarian organisations engaged in education, media and civil society, aiming to guarantee online security of children and develop their critical thinking in the digital media world. 

The Coalition urges for measures for development  of media literacy and critical thinking of children in primary school in order to have their security guaranteed. The organisation will work for a public debate on these issues and promote good practices for development of basic digital skills for pupils in 1st to 4th grade.

These skills need to be the base for further knowledge in order for the students to graduate from high school with a high level of media literacy and successfully join the economic, political and social processes, explains information by the National Network for Children, a member of the Coalition.

BlueLink as well joined the Coalition for Media Literacy in Education as its mission concurs the foundation's strategic goals to strategically use internet-based IT tools in order to improve democracy and strathen civil society, and protect nature and human rights. "Security of online communication and education of active and informed citizens are among BlueLink's priorities", said the executive editor Pavel Antonov.

According to a 2016 study by the National center for secure internet, more than a half of all Bulgarian children can't define true and faalse and fake information. Almost 40% of child abuse happens online.