Young Local Opinion Leaders: Antibodies to Digital MisInformation

In the Antibodies to MisInformation project we design, develop and apply to pilot schools a model experiential program for media education against MisInformation. The main goal is to develop the metacognitive attitude and skill of adolescent students of critically coping with information in digital media. We use climate change as an exemplary case study for digital misinformation, since it is a (literally and figuratively) hot subject on which a lot of both information and misinformation is available. The educational program is being designed and applied by the participating students themselves, members of the CyberSafety Youth Panel in cooperation and guidance by journalists, educators and policy makers.

This project is funded by through the Cyprus University of Technology under the “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants, by the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus. The “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grant is also supported by the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, and the Horizon 2020 Co-Inform project (#770302). Open University of Cyprus (and other partners)

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Partners

Open University of Cyprus (Project Coordinator)
The Cyprus Institute
Advanced Media Institute
Pancyprian Parents’ Association
Cyprus CyberSafety Yourth Panel
Antibodies project Facebook page

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