A two-day seminar on ‘Children and Media’ began at the Children’s Public Library in Qurm on Tuesday. Organised by the Muscat International Book Fair committee, it is getting held beneath the patronage of H E Ali bin Khalfan al Jabri, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Information.
Part of the 23rd Muscat International Book Fair, the seminar aims to raise awareness relating to media and the value of media education amongst youngsters. It is also looking for to highlight the part of media in creating their thoughts and expertise.
The seminar is dealing with two themes, ‘Media and children between reality and expectations’ and ‘Initiatives, experiences and applications in children’s media’.
Dr Amur Mohammed al Aisri, director of Press School Education in Ministry of Education who was a single of the guest speakers stated, “This seminar aims to highlight as to how to assist youngsters pick excellent media programmes and how they can safeguard themselves against the ill-effects that accompany digital media and social media particularly.
“We have research papers revolving around this subject from different countries including Oman. We will also discuss the media programmes for children in Arab countries. Through this seminar we want to emphasise on the parents’ role in keeping an eye on children while using social media. They should keep a check on the content being viewed by children and the people they interact with via Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily