The next bYou/MILObs seminar, entitled “Well-being of children and young people: what are their interests and concerns?”, takes place on May 9, at 3 pm online (Zoom). Access is free, subject to prior registration here.
What is the overview of the well-being of school-age children and young people in Portugal? How are their digital habits characterised and what is the impact on their well-being? What are their greatest joys and sorrows? What issues do they worry about? And what are their main interests? These are some of the questions that will be debated by Margarida Gaspar de Matos from the University of Lisbon/ISAMB and Catholic University; Sara Pereira, from the University of Minho/CECS and Margarida Toscano, from the School Libraries Network, both researchers of the bYou project. This project, hosted by the Centre for Communication and Society Studies of the University of Minho, aims to listen and give voice to children and young people in order to know and problematize the relationship and practices of the younger with the media. Manuel Sarmento (University of Minho) will comment on the session, based on the reflections presented during the seminar.
On the day when Europe Day is celebrated, it is important to look at the lives of children and their well-being, to understand, by listening to their words, what reflections they make about the world in which they live. Listening to them and valuing what they say will be an important step towards building their identity and citizenship.
Registration is free and can be done until May 8, on the following link. After registration, participants will receive the link to the session on the Zoom platform.