Facebook launches Get Digital education platform in Ukraine

As part of Digital Literacy Week in Ukraine, Facebook has launched Get Digital, a Ukrainian version of a digital education program for parents, teachers, and teenagers.

According to Facebook’s press service, Get Digital‘s lessons and resources are based on materials provided by Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.

About the Get Digital program

Get Digital platform in Ukraine was launched as part of Digital Literacy Week, a nationwide initiative aimed at promoting computer skills.

Get Digital focuses on four main topics:

  • Basic digital skills and media literacy
  • Coding, STE(A)M, and artificial intelligence
  • Advanced digital skills and employability
  • Digital cultural heritage

The information is divided into five main blocks: Digital Foundations, Digital Wellness, Digital Engagement, Digital Empowerment, and Digital Opportunities.

“As our lives are increasingly moving online because of the pandemic, it is important to provide young Internet users with the knowledge and skills that will encourage them to use digital information in a useful way, benefit from it while minimizing the risks they may face online,” says Kateryna Kruk, Facebook Public Policy Manager for Central and Eastern Europe.

The teacher lessons were developed by the Youth and Media team at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, which has made them available worldwide through a Creative Commons license, The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and Teaching Tolerance.

Other content partners include the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Net Family News, the Micro: bit Educational Foundation, and Beyond Differences.