Teens’ cybersafety: live discussion in the final episode of Mamma Mia! project

UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) together with Rebenok.by Community in Odnoklassniki social media network welcomes you to join live discussion at the last episode Generation.NET of Mamma Mia Project on December 22nd at 19.00 (GMT +3).

Hosted by Svetlana Borovskaya and Sergey Kruchinin it will gather celebrity parents – blogger and dietologist Irina Kabasacal and singer Berta, – along with experts Valentina Chekan, principle of IT Princess Academy, Andrey Metelsky, psychologist, and Tigran Yepoyan, UNESCO Regional advisor for HIV and health education.

Today children’s life is all about smartphones, social networks and messengers. There are a few risks of staying online, e.g. “suicide communities”, gambling, pornography and intimate photos exchange. The crucial question is how to train a child to surf without been “trapped”. For example, how to explain the difference between first love romance and “online dating approach” to relations? Is it a true friendship or nothing more but just an exchange of likes in social networks? How to build self-confidence of adolescents while using social networks? And finally what is media literacy and how to develop relevant skills among teenagers?

During the discussion the guests will also reflect on opportunities that Internet gives to adolescents. Is there a way how parents could use new media to nurture children’s talents? Which strategy is more preferable – to strictly control teens’ behavior in the Internet or let them freely explore the digital world?

You are welcome to join the discussion and find the solutions to these controversial issues together with the experts and Mamma Mia! project team.

For information: Mamma Mia! educational project is initiated and run by UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) together with Rebenok.BY portal with the support from Odnoklassniki social network.  Earlier episodes of Mamma Mia! educational series are available at Rebenok.by Community in Odnoklassniki as well is in Mamma Mia! Section at https://rebenok.by/tags/podrostki.html.