Short description of content / purpose
“Think with the Head of State” is a series of educational videos on social networking and critical thinking that will help you understand how social networks work, better understand the work of journalists or scientists, or perceive mistakes in our thinking. Information and media literacy is one of the new basic life skills in the 21st century.
Why we consider it an example of good practice
Educational videos – the initiative of the President of the State with the involvement of celebrities draws the attention of the general public to current topics: social networks and critical thinking.
Managing authority / organizer
Zuzana Čaputová, President of the Slovak Republic
All adults (general public)
Sources of funding
Public resources (national, regional, …)
Who are the stakeholders involved? How are they involved?
Scientists, trainers, psychologists, journalists, actors, moderators, influencers
How does the practice contribute to improving / promoting the social inclusion of the beneficiaries?
acquiring critical thinking and safe behaviour skills on the Internet
Which elements can be easily transferred to other contexts?
cooperation of experts and celebrities in the preparation of viral videos with education element
Participation data (if available, also provide reference period and data on low-skilled involvement)
Individual educational videos have tens of thousands of views and a large number of shares
Detailed description and recommendation for usability
A series of educational videos – education in the field of critical thinking and social media with the support of the President of the State with the involvement of celebrities draws the attention of the general public to current topics.
The President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová, stated on the social network Facebook that “these videos are intended for all active users of social networks, regardless of their opinions or political beliefs.
The pitfalls of social networks or mistakes in thinking do not concern any specific group of people, they are our common problem. Knowing more about the environment in which discussions are most common today can be a way to make them less screaming and more understanding.”