What we do at Berkshire Youth charity

Berkshire Youth believes that every young person should have access to opportunities to develop skills and raise their aspirations. With local authority funding greatly reduced and activities for young people being lost as a direct result, it is more important than ever to invest in personal development opportunities for young people.

Be Internet Citizens is a six-hour programme that has been designed by Google and YouTube and explores media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship.

In 2020, Berkshire Youth delivered the Be Internet Citizens programme virtually to 285 young people.

We are very conscious that young people are online more than ever at the moment and young people are being fed information left, right and centre from the news and the echo chambers they find themselves in. This programme explores the concepts of fake and biased news and supports the young people to increase their resilience and confidence with the information they consume online.

Be Internet Citizens aims to help young people do the following:

  • 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

For more information please contact us by email or phone 0118 909 0927.

 

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