The project "Media Scout" was initiated after a school shooting in Winnenden by representatives from police, scientific and economy. The aim is an intense awareness of the risks of new media, such as Cyberbullying, sex. Abuse, computer games, copyright infringement, etc., with the target group of pupils. Pupils are trained in the school teaching by experts in many fields of new media, to give own lessons in the classroom (peer-to-peer approach).
By interdisciplinary offers the media Scouts learn the advantages and disadvantages of new media incl. the order-related know possibilities of manipulation and can significantly improve their own skills in this field.
By interdisciplinary training incl. school lessons of the media scouts before their classmates more students can reach as with the regular prevention services and a better long-term impact on the target group can be achieved. Through the elearning platform www.medienscout.info schools are actively connected to the network.
The Project started in 2010 and is still running.
Last review: December 2015.