HKFYG X Facebook
Media & Artificial Intelligence Literacy Education Week
UNESCO Global Media & Information Literacy Week First Hong Kong Local Event
“HKFYG X Facebook Media & Artificial Intelligence Literacy Education Week” is the first local event of “UNESCO Global Media & Information Literacy Week” in Hong Kong held joint by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and We Think Digital HK project from Facebook Inc. Since 2011, UNESCO has organized Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week which called for stakeholder’s action, including educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, non-governmental media technology companies, and the public to advocate MIL education for all. It enables people life-long learning, maintaining freedom of expression, mitigating harmful information and achieve sustainable development. The theme of “UNESCO Global Media & Information Literacy Week” is “Media & Information Literacy Week for the Public Good”. in 2021. Echoing UNESCO’s message, the HKFYG and the partners will launch “HKFYG Media & Artificial Intelligence Literacy Education Week (M.A.I.L. week)”. The level of media literacy, knowledge of A.I. and ethics will be strengthened in M.A.I.L education week through online and offline activities so that young people would become constructive and responsible media users.
“M.A.I.L. education week” will be carried out in schools, online and communities from October 24 st to 31st with programmes as follows.
Press Conference: Media and Artificial Intelligence Literacy research for students in Hong Kong
HKFYG and HKBU Fact Check Service Center survey youth media and Artificial Intelligence literacy. The press conference will reveal students’ basic cognition of artificial intelligence operations, understanding of the impact of artificial intelligence on media information, and their ability and attitudes to apply artificial intelligence. It aims to enhance public awareness on media and artificial intelligence literacy to advocate media education that should be kept pace with the times, containing soft and hard skills and life-oriented.
Date: 26th of October 2021
Time: 11 am
Venue: HKFYG building 10/F
➚ Offline activities
Exhibition : Media and Artificial Intelligence Literacy Education Exhibition
The “Media and Workers’ Intelligence Literacy Exhibition” contains four major themed exhibitions, including “No Hate Speech”, “Make Good Use of Network Relationships”, “Respect for Copyright and Creation”, and “Identifying Inaccurate Information”. Through exhibitions and interactive games, students are encouraged to understand media literacy, create positive messages and reflect on the influence of A.I. on media information.
Date: 25th to 29th of October 2021
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Venues : 10 secondary schools (For school students only)
Flash Event : Positive MEME Creation
HKFYG will conduct flash activities “Positive MEME creation” in different communities in Hong Kong, encouraging young people and the public to create positive energy “MEME” (meme stickers) spontaneously to spread a healthy, positive and caring message. It aims to cultivate a harmonious online culture of concern, acceptance and empathy.
Date: 24th to 29th of October 2021
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
➚ Online activities
Online Daily Feed : M.A.I.L. to Youth
In the period of UNESCO Global MIL week, WholeWellness and We Think Digital Facebook Fan Page will post daily tips about media and artificial intelligence literacy (M.A.I.L.) dealing will issue such as inaccurate information, cyberbullying and doxxing, and educating teenagers to be an ethical netizen.
Date: 24th to 31st of October 2021
* For more information about UNESCO MIL WEEK: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/globalmilweek