Children and Media day

Children and Media day
Originally uploaded by FransBadger

Today I am participating in an expert forum organised by the Ministry of Education in Helsinki. Director Jukka Liedes (pictured) gave an overview on children and media initiatives in Finland. The entire field is currently very fragmented and lives from one temporary project to another. The positive thing is that there are many people working in the field who are eager to explore the positive, constructive potentials in media. Nevertheless, the violence and media effects issues still continue to dominate the floor space in events like this, I am sad to say.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

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