Evolving Challenges to the Development and Assessment of Information Literacy Education for Online Safety in Japan

Evolving Challenges to the Development and Assessment of Information Literacy Education for Online Safety in Japan

Nagayuki Saito (Human Innovation Research Center, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan), Ema Tanaka (Institute for Digital Society, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan) and Eri Yatsuzuka (Mirai Factory, Imabari, Japan)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2013100103
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Abstract

Seeking a safer Internet environment for minors, the Japanese government enacted a new law in 2008 to promote both protective measures and empowerment activities. Under the act, many entities, including newly established non-profit organizations (NPOs), are working to bring a safer Internet environment to Japan. The Japan Internet Safety Promotion Association (JISPA), one such NPO established in February 2007, has worked to promote a safer Internet environment for minors by providing non-formal learning opportunities through educational materials and events. Efforts to improve children’s online safety have evolved from offering e-learning content and guidelines to holding workshops in the real world. JISPA’s activities are characterized by its evolving process, in which changes are made based on feedback and assessments of their activities, such as e-learning content from “Mobami” and discussion workshops for high school students. Furthermore, JISPA has become a hub among the concerned parties including telecom carriers, information technology (IT) companies, and individuals; it has 186 members as of November 2013.

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