Faced with the choice between privacy and safety on the Internet, between freely expressing themselves and the ethical use of information, the media and technology – women, men and young boys and girls need new types of competencies. Media and information literacy (MIL) offers these competencies. Education for all must therefore include media and information literacy for all.
UNESCO’s online media and information literacy (MIL) course, which targets both girls and boys, “focuses on MIL as a tool to promote gender equality.” Among the competencies addressed is the ethical and responsible use of information and understanding “the responsibility not to knowingly disseminate false information.”
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