Several teachers from different cities in Republic of Macedonia held a training of teachers from other primary schools in their cities on “Freedom of expression and privacy in the digital era.” The purpose of this training was to provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about freedom of expression and privacy in the digital space, enhancing the capabilities for promotion, protection and implementation of freedom of expression and privacy in the digital space when working with students, and an opportunity to hold workshops with students in order to strengthen freedom of expression and privacy in the digital space.
The trainings covered the following topics:
Freedom of expression
- Defining freedom of expression as a human right
- International documents defining the right to freedom of expression
- Freedom of expression and digital space
- Violation of the freedom of expression (insult, defamation)
- Extracts from “The right to freedom of speech is not a right to freedom of hate speech”
- Punitive provisions for hate speech
- Freedom of expression and digital media (information, and information processing in the digital space)
- Defining the term cyber-bullying
- Differences between cyber-bullying and cyber-abuse
- Examples for cyber-bullying (brochure “Cyber-bullying…is violence as well”)
- Defining the term privacy
- Examples of privacy violation
- Personal data collection on the internet
The teachers who attended this training will organize events related to the content of this training in the schools where they hold classes.
These trainings are part of the project Decentralized cooperation between the Lower Normandy region and the Republic of Macedonia.