MIL CLICKS

Media and Information Literacy: Critical-thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge and Sustainability (MIL CLICKS)

Social media is a powerful tool to help people develop better media and information literacy. Many people are using social media to access information and media. This is especially so for youth who spend much time on different networks. Therefore, social media can be used to train people, in their normal social context, to be more MIL competent. Social media can also deliver compelling information to raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy to all levels of society.

The MIL CLICKS framework takes a collaborative approach between the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), current partner organizations, future partner organizations and other MIL community actors.

In addition to MIL competency training and awareness raising, MIL CLICKS will strive to increase likelihood of the media reporting about MIL, engage with donors for MIL education, introduce new public policy promoting MIL and grow the number of partner organizations that are part of the movement for online literacy.

MIL CLICKS targets policymakers, MIL experts, teachers without MIL expertise, development agencies, private sector organizations and general public.

MIL CLICKS social media initiative is carried out globally and hence in multiple languages. The current available language versions are English, Portuguese and Serbian.

MIL CLICKS is a social media innovation led by UNESCO. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Expose people to become more media and information literate and 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy (MIL).

SOCIAL MEDIA ENTRIES

VIDEO PRESENTATION

English  Arabic

 

Many people are using social media to access information and media. This is especially so for youth who spend much time on different networks. Therefore, social media can be used to train people, in their normal social context, to be more MIL competent. Social media can also deliver compelling information to raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy to all levels of society.

 

MIL CLICKS SPACE

UNESCO invites you to label your online/offline space as a “MIL CLICKS Space” by displaying the MIL CLICKS Space logo on your website/mobile application, in your classroom/meeting room/office, or in other forms of spaces. In so doing, you agree to:

  1. Promote Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in your space
  2. In addition to make your space a space for: critical thinking & creativity, literacy, intercultural dialogue, citizenship, knowledge and sustainability (CLICKS);

The logo is available for downloading in two formats: • PNGPDF

UNESCO MIL DIGITAL TOOLKIT

CONTACT

Alton Grizzle
Programme Specialist
a.grizzle@unesco.org

 

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