A group of kids, teachers and experts has come together to form the ASAP Collaborative Editorial Board, in one school in Italy
In today’s world, digital media plays a significant role in our lives, and it has become increasingly crucial to learn how to use it consciously. This is especially important for kids who are growing up in a world where digital media is ubiquitous.
To help address this issue, within the ASAP project a group of kids, teachers and experts has come together to form a Collaborative Editorial Board in one of the school in Italy, partner of the ASAP project.
So, what is a Collaborative Editorial Board, and how does it work?
A collaborative editorial board is a group of individuals who work together to oversee and manage the content creation process for a publication or platform. Unlike traditional editorial boards, which are often made up of a small group of in-house editors, a collaborative editorial board includes a diverse group of contributors who work together to generate ideas, edit content, and ensure that the publication’s mission and standards are upheld.
Essentially, the ASAP Collaborative Editorial Board is a group of young people and adults who work together to discuss, share and create digital content that promotes the conscious use of digital media and its content. They work on projects that aim to foster awareness of the impact that digital media can have on our lives and promote healthy and responsible habits when using social media.
By working together to create and curate content for ASAP digital channels kids learn to analyse and evaluate information from multiple sources, question assumptions, and communicate their ideas effectively. These skills are essential for navigating the digital world and making informed decisions online.
The board is made up of kids from different classrooms, backgrounds and experiences, and they bring a range of perspectives to the table. Through collaboration and discussion, they work together to create content that is engaging, informative, and relevant to their peers. They also receive guidance and mentorship from adult experts in the field of digital media and education and support from teachers, without judgement.
This collaborative approach allows the board to create content that is more meaningful and effective than what any individual could produce alone.
It also empowers young people to take an active role in shaping the conversation around digital media and social media use.