Since the first edition of the Internet Literacy Handbook was issued in 2003 the world of the Internet has changed tremendously. The number of Internet users has risen; users are increasingly younger, trends in how people use the Internet and what they are looking for evolve, and new risks, for example, in relation to personal security arise seemingly overnight. Through a quiz for the audience and related short presentations of sections of the Handbook, the speakers of the session will cover how the new edition of the Internet Literacy Handbook takes into account the many changes and challenges of internet. The Handbook’s goal is to continue offering young people, families, educators and policy-makers sufficient and up-to-date technical know-how to allow them to navigate through communication technology.
The Internet Literacy Handbook is a tool for children, parents, teachers and policy makers to be able to make the most of Internet and prepare future generations to use the Internet safely an confidently by being aware of opportunities and risks. The Internet Literacy Handbook sets out to provide information and promote reflection on some of the more complex ethical, sociological and cultural issues that are intrinsically linked to digital- and media-related activities which have taken on such a large role in the lives of a majority of people in many parts of the world. Although this edition proposes a similar structure, the content has been completely updated and new Fact sheets added, with special focus also on the technology of tomorrow.