Under the heading “Sunday Summit” in “Liewo”, the department head of the Center for School Media is interviewed on both sides on the subject of digital media literacy – and it really is the summit! The first question with which problems the schools had already encountered remains unanswered. As a result, it is always about the responsibility of – yes, who do you think of first when you hear the word school? – Parents. They should know which apps are being used (schools have only recently been putting up lists of the apps they are using online after pressure from the data protection office), protecting their own passwords (the schultraining.li learning platform was closed due to insufficient password security, among other things) and in general serve as a role model – all in the sense of a «shared responsibility» with the teaching staff. (The latter of course has to follow the education authority’s digitization requirement). At the same time, media education should be appropriate “for the family and for the parents’ convictions”. In real life it looks like this: Parents who want to adhere to the legal requirement (!) To give their child their own mobile phone only from 13, are almost forced to throw this principle overboard when they transfer to secondary schools . Anyone who protests against the use of YouTube is taught that it is not up to the parents to choose the “teaching aids”. You ask yourself: Why set up adult-free accounts at home when the “Squid Game” can be accessed in the school break room? Anyone who worries about the potential associated with the devices sees themselves successfully confirmed, but must assume that the recommended screen times have long been exceeded when the child comes home. In short – the assertion that “the potential of analogue and digital media is shown in a way that is appropriate to the situation and level” in school is wishful thinking at best. Or maybe just plain mockery?
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