Digital literacy as an important bridge to Indonesia's future, regarding not only the lack of technical support, but also the ability to filter good and bad informations and combat the ever spreading hoax. Internet literacy is desperately needed to keep Indonesia's future bright. Today's children will be the future workforce and education about the internet is vital for students to gain professional and interpersonal skills.WHAT IS INTERNET LITERACY PROGRAM?
Our main goal is to raise the awareness about digital literacy, while helping Project Child to facilitate, educate and support young student and participating teachers of mentioned school in Yogyakarta in regard of digital literacy.
Internet Literacy Program (ILP) is an educational program focusing on digital awareness. It aims to empower children’s abilities to absorb digital information. Our goals include:
- To provide supportive educational assistance for children to upgrade their absorption of digital information.
- To assist children’s understanding to retrieve, share, & communicate digital contents and to know how to protect their privacy (personal information).
- To involve parents’ participation in supervising children’s activities on the internet by facilitating education in internet literacy.
WHAT WE DO?
We teach the students about internet-related topics, such as introduction to the internet, social media, cyber bullying, personal safety, hoax, and positive negative contents. Implementing the student-centered learning approach is the key to design the learning activities. Through this approach, the volunteers plan fun activities that are expected to encourage children’s enthusiasm, confidence & creativity and spark their curiosity. During 2017-2018, around 576 students have actively and directly involved in our program.
It is conducted once in the beginning of the academic year. It aims to not only update them with the current child-related digital issues and the possible preventive efforts, but also to have interactive discussions. We believe that parents’ involvement is substantial as they are the first and closest stakeholder to every child. They are able to educate their children with the best way to utilize digital media and contents on daily basis. Up to 2018, approximately 270 parents and teachers have directly participated in the discussions.
- Baseline and endline research to measure the progress of the children attending this program
- Educational monitoring to pay attention to students’ progress and volunteers’ performance
- Program monitoring to compile the data on program implementation