The Youth Media Team met with St Michael’s infant school who formed a guard of honour for President Higgins on his arrival at #FÉILTE. The students happily recounted their experience after their personal meeting with President Michael D Higgins.
Denis and Amy interviewed Kate O’ Flaherty who is the Director of the Health and Wellbeing Program at the Department of Health. Kate spoke about Health Ireland, What the Media Literacy Network can learn from Health Ireland and how they went about developing the Communications and Citizens engagement campaign, Health Ireland 2018.
Denis and Amy interviewed Caroline Henry from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. She spoke about the Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme, the target groups it covers and why initiatives like this are important for our society.
Denis and Amy interviewed Niamh Sweeney who is the Head of Public Policy at Facebook in Dublin. Niamh told us about herself and how she got into journalism and subsequently Facebook. She also shared her thoughts on why it is important for social media platforms to be involved in the conversation around Media Literacy and what reliable news sources are and how to identify fake news. Finally, she shared her thoughts on the importance of education around media literacy.
Denis and Amy interviewed Professor Brian O’Neill, Director of Research at Dublin Institute of Technology and Chair of the Media Literacy Network Steering Group. Brian spoke about why we need a Media Literacy Network in Ireland, what encouraged him to get involved in the Network. He also shared his thoughts on what the large technology companies can do to promote Media Literacy to young people like us and what his thoughts are on the digital age of consent in Ireland being 13.
Denis and Amy interviewed Dr. Martina Byrne, Chief Executive of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and the Public Relations Consultants Association. Martina spoke about why she was at the Media Literacy Ireland event, why we should have a Media Literacy Network in Ireland and why it is important for people to know what Media Literacy is.
At the Media Literacy Ireland event, Denis and Amy interviewed Dr. Colman Noctor who is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin. Colman spoke about his job as a Psychotherapist and what his thoughts are on the digital age of consent in Ireland