About the Web We Want

For many young people in the early 21st century, their online personality, social interactions and activities are as important as their life in the physical world. Teachers, therefore, need to recognize this and help young people make the most of the opportunities online technologies and social media offer to develop key competences – and, crucially, become reflective and responsible citizens.

The Web We Want, launched on Safer Internet Day February 2013 by the Insafe network*, aimed to do this. Created by young people for young people, the book aims to explore rights and responsibilities and encourage reflection on their and peers' behaviour.

Just as The Web We Want was developed by young people for young people, the lessons in the Web We Want handbook for educators have been designed by teachers for teachers across Europe and beyond. The lesson plans propose ideas and activities to encourage young people to develop the creative and critical thinking skills essential for a fulfilled life in the world of tomorrow. 

All the lesson plans align with the European e-Competence Framework, which helps identify and describe ICT-related competences according to the European Qualification Framework approach and outlines the methodological choices behind it. Contact us with your own lesson plan suggestions and resources at infowww@eun.org.

About Insafe

Insafe is the European Safer Internet awareness-raising network co-funded by the European Commission. The network is composed of national awareness centres, helplines and youth panels across the European Union and in Iceland, Norway, Russia and Serbia and is coordinated by European Schoolnet. Insafe aims at empowering users to benefit from the positive aspects of the internet whilst avoiding the potential risks. Further information is available at www.betterinternetforkids.eu or contact bik-info@eun.org .


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