Hello, digital world!

Today, modern media education is a subject that concerns us all: parents, teachers and students. To ensure that productivity doesn't get lost in the vastness of digital possibilities and that competent media use becomes a successful experience for everyone involved, we have interviewed various experts and compiled valuable inspirations for this issue.
  • It all comes down to reading skills – How we can successfully educate children and teenagers about modern media

    Kids are spending a lot more time on their smartphones than is good for them. To help parents and teachers stay in control in this digital age, Berlin-based media expert and young adult fiction author Thomas Feibel is calling for a deeper understanding of the concept of reading skills
    Author: Thomas Feibel | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: Die Hoffotografen | 2019/1
  • Improve online safety by checking in regularly

    David Ling is a primary school teacher at the German-English Phorms Campus Frankfurt City and e-safety officer. His job is to inform staff, children, parents and carers about the challenges of the online world
    Author: Thomas Feibel | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | 2019/1
  • ‘It used to be different’

    During a shopping trip, author, editor and former blogger Katja Reim learned an important lesson from her daughter about protecting her privacy in public. She wrote it all down in her blog ‘Mein Computerkind’
    Author: Katja Reim | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: Nina Rücker | 2019/1
  • Education meets future

    From the elective subject ‘Media Communication’ to robot programming to receiving the ‘Digital School’ award – digitalisation is transforming classrooms at the Phorms Campus Berlin Süd, the Phorms Taunus Campus (Frankfurt) and at the Josef-Schwarz-Schule
    Author: Nicole Erdmann | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | 2019/1
  • Children and smartphones – a good combination?

    Two opinions
    Author: Tim Gailus | Philipp Depiereux | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photos: KiKA/Carlo Bansini, etventure | 2019/1
  • With digital devices, it all depends on content and context of their use

    An interview with Professor Christian Montag about the relationship between people and digitalisation. Montag was a guest speaker at the Phorms Campus München’s own discussion and lecture event ‘Talking Phorms’. He gave a talk entitled: ‘Excessive use of smartphones and other devices’
    Author: Luise Maron | Illustration: Friederike Schlenz | Photo: Elvira Eberhardt/Universität Ulm | 2019/1