Creating a Better Internet for All: How to include and support vulnerable groups?

Not everyone has the access, means or skills to participate fully in our digital society. Therefore, we feel it is important to improve our media literacy initiatives so that they better meet the needs and expectations of digitally and socially vulnerable audiences.

Our question was the following: How can our media literacy initiatives include and support vulnerable groups? In the framework of the European project ‘Belgian Better Internet Consor- tium (B-BICO)’, CSEM, Média Animation and Mediawijs brought together professionals, practi- tioners and experts between March and November 2021 to discuss this question.

During these «Betternet Labs», professionals from the sectors of digital inclusion, poverty, literacy and media literacy were invited to testify about the social and digital inequalities their beneficiaries are facing and to reflect on how media literacy could address them.

Secondly, during a second Bet- ternetlab, we more specifically examined the issue of supervision of children’s media practices within vulnerable families.

These meetings allowed us to identify nine main recommendations addressed to policy makers and education stakeholders.

  • Discover the Policy Brief with our 9 final recommendations in English

  • Découvrez les rapports des Betternet Labs et nos recommandations en français sur cette page.
  • Ontdek de rapporten en onze aanbevelingen van Betternet Labs in het Nederlands op deze pagina.
Média Animation
Child Focus
European Union

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

By Média Animation for B-BICO