How do children deal with media? When and how can an awareness of media use be conveyed? What measures can parents and educators take to introduce young people to the topic of “search literacy”?

Even for the youngest, playful learning methods are suitable for developing an awareness of media use.

The Education+Literacy working group of the Open Search Foundation is working on concepts for such early childhood media education.

The specialist article by Melanie Platz, Alexander Decker & Christine Plote has now been published in the comprehensive German “Kita-Handbuch”:

Information is a cornerstone of development. We have put together some helpful hands-on tips for children and their parents. You can take a look here:

You can find out more about the work of the “Education + Literacy” working group here:

Außerdem ein interessanter Lesetipp. Interview mit Melanie Platz zum Thema „Children are key multipliers when it comes to changing generational thinking“:

“Google knows you: About search engines, privacy and how you can do better”

On January 15, 2024, Christine Plote – board member at osf – will give a lecture at das ottto in Neuburg. It will be about the search engine with the colorful letters and the consequences of a market power that is second to none.

65,000 search queries are made via Google every second, making it the most successful search engine worldwide for decades with a market share of around 83 percent. However, the company, founded in California in 1998, also offers other services and products, such as Google Maps, Google Classroom and YouTube. In September 2023, an antitrust case began in the USA against Alphabet, the parent company, with accusations of abusing its market power.

What consequences does such a situation have for us as a democratic society and as individuals? Christine Plote shows ways of escaping the “Google empire”, at least to some extent. She will also share about the ideas of the Open Search Foundation, whose aim it is to bring the Internet closer to the original idea of “a democratic and transparent” communication space.

Save the Date: January 15, 6.30 pm in the creative space das otto in Neuburg as well as online.

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About the otto – the creative space in Neuburg e.V.:
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