Team members of the “Antibodies to Misinformation” project participated in the web conference “Together for a better Internet”, which was organized within the framework of the “Safer Internet Day”, on February 9, 2021 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, with the support of the European Project partners, “Safe Internet Center”.
The web conference included a cyber-theatrical intervention called “Did you know? Schools are abolished!”, a public lecture entitled “Antibodies to Misinformation: You, individually and collectively”, delivered by CyI Prof. Thanasis Hadzilacos, as well as an open discussion with CyberSafety Youth Panel students, who participate in the “Antibodies to Misinformation” project. “Antibodies to Misinformation” project aims to stimulate students from Cyprus and Greece and their teachers on rethink their role on the misinformation “epidemic”.
“Antibodies to Misinformation” project and the educational activities were designed and applied by the students themselves, members of the CyberSafety Youth Panel, in cooperation and guidance by journalists, educators and policymakers.
“Antibodies to Misinformation” is the result of the collaboration between The Open University of Cyprus, The Cyprus Institute, the Advanced Media Institute, and the Pancyprian School of Parents. The project is funded through The Cyprus University of Technology under the “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grants, and by the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus. The “Combating Misinformation through Media Literacy” grant is also supported by the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, and the Horizon 2020 Co-Inform project (#770302).
More info about the Web Conference here.