Young people’s media use must be supported by guidance. The Media Council for Children and Young people, Save the Children, and Centre for Digital Youth Care present a range of activities in their project report for 2012-2014 which center around children and young people’s digital culture and well-being.

safterinternetcenterMore than entertainment
Children and young people’s use of media is about more than entertainment. They partake in networks on digital platforms that have sprung up in our daily media. Here they play, chat, share experiences, and live through well-known themes of childhood and young adulthood such as identity, friendships, conflicts with friends, dreams for the future, and bullying. Today’s youth are participants in our media culture rather than observers, and they make their debut as early as three-year-olds. This creates new challenges for professionals, teachers, parents, and the children and young people themselves.

Guidance, counselling and information
The Media Council for Children and Young people, Save the Children, and Centre for Digital Youth Care, alongside Safer Internet Centre Denmark, aim to support children and young people’s digital skills and well-being. This is facilitated through guidance, counselling and information for children, young people, parents, teachers, and professionals in the form of online and printed material, campaigns, and events. Learn more about a number of CfDP’s activities for 2012-2014.

The report contains an English summary on page 22. Also, here is a direct link to the summary on a seperate page.

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Centre for Digital Youth Care’s digital counseling in Cyberhus deals with internet-related issues, as a part of the EU Insafe program, and has served as the Danish helpline in close collaboration with Save the Children, Denmark and the Council for Children and Young People since 2009.

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