This week, 8-14 February 2021, is a Media Literacy Week in Finland. Media Literacy Week is a theme week that builds around the Safer Internet Day and aims to further media literacy skills of children, young people, and adults. Media Literacy Week seeks also to support education professionals, parents, and other adults’ work in the field media education by capacity building.
The theme week is done in cooperation with over 40 partner organisations and is coordinated by the National Audiovisual Institute of Finland. This year the programme is focused on campaigns and online events due to Covid-19 restrictions. In addition to organising seminars and workshops gathering media literacy professionals together, Media Literacy Week’s foremost aim is to encourage local institutions, such as libraries, schools, kindergartens, youth clubs, museums, etc., to try out new ways to support and to build-up media literacy.