Digital Disruption was born out of the pilot project in Tower Hamlets that this blog showcases. Following the success of this pilot, in the past year Digital Disruption has been developed into a new brand with a mission to improve young people’s ability to critically navigate the web. A series of educational tools have just been launched (21/02/12), and the four films from the pilot project that could formerly be found on this blog are now hosted alongside the new content on the Digital Disruption website. The new tools include animations that break down some of the basic techniques of propaganda used across brand advertising, political content and conspiracy films online, a ‘Source Check’ resource, and films that highlight how easily facts can be manipulated to push contradictory messages online.
This is just the beginning of our mission to empower young people to be savvier consumers of digital content. As we embark on this campaign to raise awareness about the importance of digital judgement, we’d love to hear from you. Please us send your feedback on the tools and ideas on the Digital Disruption website, or just say hi to firstname.lastname@example.org