Insight launches a 2023 version of the SmartBus in Finland, Iceland and Sweden this week. In 2022, we reached more than 2000 teens with our innovative internet safety sessions animated by local magicians, and using Insight’s digital compass platform. Download the 2022 report here.
Insight’s broadly ranging activities all focus on providing equal opportunities for learners everywhere, regardless on national contexts and constraints. On Saturday 11 March, we addressed an audience of educators in Iran to share ideas on education for the 21st century. The presentation can be found here.
This week the Council of Europe has published a study report authored by Insight members Janice and Veronica. It documents parents' understanding of digital citizenship education and looks at ways they tackled the challenges of covid-forced school closures in 2020-2021. More generally, it describes what families say they need to help their children become healthy, responsible, active citizens in today's increasingly digital world. Find the report here.
Closing the gap between the needs of the cybersecurity industry and the skills of tertiary education graduates
Insight chairs a working group on Digital skills and education in the IS3C, which is a dynamic coalition in the UN's Internet Governance Forum. In 2021, Insight together with the IS3C launched a study to better understand the skill shortage in the cybersecurity sector. It began with a series of interviews conducted with industry, business and tertiary education leaders in 14 countries, to draw up a base-line set of transversal and professional skills. Further research was then conducted via a survey questionnaire with responses from 66 countries worldwide. The project is supported by the Polish organisation, NASK, and the Dutch SIDN Fonds. Results confirm that a big gap definitely exists! The report was officially presented at the yearly Internet Governance Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 1 December 2022. Read the research report here to find out more about the skills that appear to be lacking, the solutions proposed, some of the good practices already underway, and recommendations from Insight on the way forward.