Council of Europe Develops Tool to Help Online Users Identify, Mitigate Dangers in Digital Landscape

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Marija Pejčinović Burić
Secretary General of the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has developed a user-friendly tool to equip online users with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of the digital age, alert them about the challenges they may face in the online environment as well as equip them with the skills and means to counter these challenges.

The rapidity at which information spreads through various platforms in today’s world makes it crucial for online users to possess the essential skills and resources to make informed decisions and protect their online rights. This makes the initiative timely as it strives to equip users with the necessary tools to safeguard themselves online.

As part of the Council’s efforts to support the development of media and information literacy among users, the Council of Europe project offers a social media-based quiz tackling online behaviours, in a friendly and interactive style, designed to engage users and enhance their understanding of their digital rights and of possible strategies to enjoy and protect their and others’ rights.

The Council of Europe therefore invites online users to participate in the project by taking a quiz and testing their knowledge of their online conduct. By doing so, users will not only contribute to the awareness of their online behaviour but also gain access to additional resources that are designed to help them better understand the importance of specific online behaviours, such as safeguarding personal information and avoiding the spread of disinformation.

The quiz is available at:  https://www.coe.int/en/web/freedom-expression/digital-rights-quiz.