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Twitter partner with UNESCO to promote media literacy

As part of Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019, Twitter launch new handbook Teaching and Learning with Twitter


Written by Hannah Byrne | View this authors Twitter page and posted in news


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Twitter have launched a new handbook, titled 'Teaching and Learning with Twitter', which aims to help educators teach young people how to understand and engage with content they see online, and encourage them to ask the right questions when accessing information on the internet.

The handbook was launched in partnership with UNESCO as part of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019.

Teaching and Learning with Twitter

The handbook will explain the basics of Twitter and provide information on how to behave online, how to deal with cyberbullying, how to manage your online presence, and how to understand the different types of information on sources a person could come across online.

Teaching and Learning with Twitter is a resource designed for educators and parents to help them support young people online.

Digital classroom

The handbook also aims to show how Twitter can be used as a learning tool, especially when it comes to online safety, cyberbullying, and creating a more positive digital environment. 

Global Media and Information Literacy Week

The aim of Global Media and Information Literacy Week is to encourage people to think about the different types of media and information they come across online, and to help them to understand what they're reading and how to know if they can trust it.

This year, the theme is 'Informed, Engaged, Empowered' - UNESCO want to encourage people to look at ways they can be more informed on current events, understand how to identify 'disinformation' (sometimes known as fake news), engage with information they see online and question it, and to feel empowered to have their voices heard on issues that are important to them. 

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the #GlobalMILWeek, #ThinkBeforeSharing, and #ThinkBeforeClicking hashtags.

Find out more about Twitter & UNESCO's partnership in this blog post from Twitter.

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Published Octo­ber 29th2019
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