The Magic Valley Media Literacy and Education Centre
Founded in 2014, the Magic Valley (Bűvösvölgy), Hungary’s first media literacy and education centre offers free media awareness sessions to children between ages 9 and 16. Since its launch up to early 2017, more than 17,000 students participated in the learn-by-experience media awareness courses of the Magic Valley on Hűvösvölgyi Road in Budapest, featuring highly skilled animators and cutting-edge technology.
The sessions are organized around seven topics to help children improve their competencies, for instance, in deliberate, wise and safe internet use, learn how to act on the internet by enjoying all its benefits yet avoiding the numerous threats out there and not giving out their personal details carelessly. The second centre opened in Debrecen in February 2017.