Social Media Education since School Age

Kompas, page 16

Understanding the potentials of social media as well as behavior or ethics when connected to the internet is an education that must be instilled to young users. With qualified digital literacy, the Indonesia’s younger generation could harness the power of the internet to drive growth and improve the quality of human resources, rather than just drifting in directionless debate in the comment column.

This idea surfaced in a social media workshop held by Indosat Ooredoo telecommunications operator in State Vocational High School/SMK Negeri 2 Jakarta on Monday (22/5). The workshop held for 200 grade 10 (ten) students and teachers was the first phase of Indosat Ooredoo’s initiative to encourage digital literacy education for students.

Group Head of Corporate Communications Indosat Ooredoo, Deva Rachman said that providing an immediate understanding to young Internet users is crucial. Learning from the implementation of the DKI Jakarta elections that prompted social media mass line to be filled with negative contents, users should have provision in processing information and how to make a stance. In addition to approaching schools, technology utilization is also done by linking with Kelas Kita (our Class), a pilot company engaged in online learning services. The contents of digital literacy education will also be uploaded for user access.

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