EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND QUIZZES ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND MENTAL HEALTH

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“In Balance – Online and Offline” is the slogan of the 6th Media Literacy Days held at the end of April, featuring numerous events and activities both before and during the entire month of May. The project has been organized for the sixth consecutive year by the Agency for Electronic Media and the UNICEF Office for Croatia, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Media and the Ministry of Science and Education, with this year’s focus being on the impact of media and social networks on the mental health of children and youth.

To support children and young people, as well as teachers and professionals in primary and secondary schools, educational materials titled “BE YOURSELF – Finding Balance in the Virtual and Media Environment” have been published as part of the project conducted by the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Zagreb, with financial support from the Agency for Electronic Media. The materials include a workbook to support youth mental health and 10 video lessons explaining key concepts related to mental health, developing a healthy self-image, and finding balance in the virtual and media environment.

In collaboration with experts from the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Agency for Electronic Media and the UNICEF Office for Croatia have prepared educational digital quizzes titled “My Motives for Using Social Media,” “Online and Offline Relationships,” and “Are You Passive or Active on Social Media?”, through which children and young people can become aware of how they use the internet and social networks and how it affects them.

As part of the 6th Media Literacy Days, the Agency for Electronic Media and the UNICEF Office for Croatia, in collaboration with county expert councils of social pedagogues and school preventive program coordinators, organized an online professional conference titled “Supporting Student Mental Health in the Virtual and Media Environment.” The conference was held on April 28 and was attended by over 500 professionals and teachers from primary and secondary schools and student dormitories from all parts of Croatia.

Source: aem.hr.