Be Internet Citizens

Be Internet Citizens is an educational programme created by Google and YouTube Creators for Change designed to teach media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online and increasing their resilience.

Our aim is to build a safe yet inspiring online space where young people aged 13+ can be empowered to learn, to share, to be creative, to express themselves and to experience a sense of belonging as digital citizens. While most young people today have grown up as digital natives, they may still lack the critical thinking and media literacy skills which are key to practicing positive digital citizenship. In light of this, the Be Internet Citizens programme was designed in a collaboration between Google and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) to teach young people important media skills outside of formal education and in a way which is relatable and engaging.

During this pandemic, Youth Cymru would like to deliver online Train the Trainer training to Youth Workers and online workshops direct to young people.  If you are interested please contact wenna@youthcymru.org.uk or call 01443 827840.

The Be Internet Citizens Community toolkit comprises of four themes which each cover a key area of digital citizenship.

* By working through the toolkit, young people will be able to:
* Identify fake and biased news
* Build resilience and critical thinking skills in order to be alert when consuming online content
* Recognise the power of the internet in shaping our attitudes towards other people
* Understand the difference between online hate speech and free speech

We welcome all who work with young people aged 13 and over to our FREE online training session, click below to book onto our next session