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Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)
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Digital Media Education Korean Youth(Sep2006)

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Digital media education for Korean youth
media ethis internet ethics media literacy

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  • 1.
    • Han Woo PARK
    • YeungNam University
    • Korea (South)
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
    • http://www.hanpark.net
    • Presented at the ‘int’l conference on youth protection & empowerment in cyberspace’ organized by the National Youth Council of Korea, Sep. 6 , 2006, Seoul Korea
    Digital media education for Korean youth
  • 2. Background
    • Today’s youth are exposed to new technologies for entertainment as well as communications-related, educational, and occupational reasons
    • Compared to other youth issues, not much attention has been paid to digital media education in academic and policy worlds
  • 3. Main types & aims of digital media education
    • Empowerment : Seeks to help youth learn how to make the best use of new digital media and content
    • Protection : Shield youth from new media influences that might be harmful to their mental and physical development
  • 4. Digital media literacy
    • Awareness
    • Hardware/Software access
    • Digital skill
    • Technical literacy
    • Informational literacy
    • Communication literacy
  • 5.
    • Korea had the 13 th highest Internet penetration as of December 2005
    • Two-thirds ( 67%, 33.9M ) of the Korean population accessed the Internet
    • A critical evaluation reports that utopian approaches tend to veil a newly appearing digital divide
    Digital media usage by Korean in general
  • 6.
    • Internet usage rate of people (6 to 19) is 97.8%, 9.15M , Sep.2005
    • More than 80% of middle/high school students used wireless net
    • Awareness of DMB between 12 and 19: 17.5% (2004) -> 54.0% (2005)
    • Teenagers used online community and email services more than any other group, June 2005
    Digital media usage by Korean youth
  • 7.
    • Media education in schools has been taking place mostly in Korean Language courses
    • Since the widespread dissemination of the Internet in the early 2000s, digital media education has started to be included in elective courses (e.g., pre-vocational courses and social studies)
    Korea’s policies on digital media education
  • 8.
    • However, compared to conventional media edu, digital media edu appears to take place unsystematically
    • Focuses on access to digital media
    • Diffusing : To enhance youth’s access to new technologies and network infra
    • Filtering : To restrict youth’s access to harmful and illegal contents
    • Monitoring : Cyber-ethics indicator
    Korea’s policies on digital media education
  • 9.
    • Counseling & curation
    • To prevent harmful addiction resulting from the overuse of media
    • To treat youth who suffer from the side effects of digital media
    • ‘ Info & Comm Ethics’ textbook
    • A nationally authorized textbook
    • Socio-ethics aspects of digital media
    Korea’s policies on digital media education
  • 10.
    • An exploratory description of communication circumstances surrounding digital media education aimed at Korean youth
    • Collected .kr websites with the words ‘youth’ ‘digital’ ‘media’ ‘education’
    • Found that the general public overall in Korea seems to be less engaged with the issue
    A case study: Website analysis on digital media education
  • 11.  
  • 12. Suggested policy programs for Korean government
    • Provide appropriate opportunities within a range of curriculum areas
    • Build a knowledge sharing networks among youth for problem-solving
    • Let parents & media providers actively participate in digital edu
    • Launch int’l alliance network in cooperation with major IGOs
  • 13. Thank you for listening!
    • This is a part of my new media & society analyses in relation to South Korea but there are other areas such as social network analysis of websites
    • I f you are interested in my work, visit my website http://www.hanpark.net

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