Today we conducted our Digital Arts For All (DAFA) workshop in the office with some students from Republic Polytechnic.
The students spent a couple of hours learning about media literacy and how to teach it to youth at risk as part of their project.
They weren’t familiar with digital drawing or Procreate but were open to learning techniques. The focus was on them working with the main instructor Jade to figure out what would work for the beneficiaries.
The students were also shown the gift MTC received from our workshop at Bedok Green Secondary!
There are serious dangers that come with our overuse of technology, which include hacked social media accounts, dangerous trending challenges, fake news and cyberbullying. Unless we are directly affected by them, we don’t realise how awful they can be.
Even those sure of their grasp of the various forms of media literacy were surprised by their results during the quiz, especially with their grasp of fake news.
But that shouldn’t deter us from using it once we receive the right education.
That is precisely why our DFG Youth Competition design brief this year is the Better Internet Campaign, which is all about creating a safer and better internet for everyone.
The competition is closing very soon on June 15.