DML Executive Summary: The Netherlands

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DML Executive Summary: The Netherlands

The Netherlands has taken several steps to promote digital media literacy including collaborations with companies such as Facebook and Twitter to combat disinformation, establishing resources for citizens, and adding digital media literacy skills to the school curriculum. A high-level overview of the current state of DML in the Netherlands is presented below and in the attached Google document. The data and sources for the overview were pulled from the attached spreadsheet.

Misinformation/DML Prevalence

DML Government Actions

DML Players

DML Initiatives

The Future of DML

  • Although there are no official national policies regarding media literacy in the Netherlands, government and other organizations are working to improve media literacy and digital citizenship and promote responsible use and intake of digital media. Digital media literacy skills are being added to the school curriculum in the Netherlands.
  • Many experts have weighed in on the importance of DML in the Netherlands and what it may look like in the future. These experts include organizations such as NESET, Dutch Safer Internet Centre, Kennisnet Foundation, and EACEA National Policies Platform and researchers.
  • Other experts are of the view that future educational programs on media literacy need to be flexible and context-aware when it comes to empowering migrants or other marginalized groups. Essentially, in developing these programs, there is a need to move away from the "one-size-fits-all" approach.

The report can also be found in the attached Google document.
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