Researchers associated to the¬†PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES ON DIGITAL VULNERABILITY¬†(PROVULDIG-CM) publish an interesting article in the bilingual Spanish-English research journal ‚ÄúCOMUNICAR‚ÄĚ
The aim of this investigation has been to analyze the critical, media and digital literacy for the empowerment of vulnerable groups. The systematic review of¬†the literature (meta-synthesis) covers the period between the years 1996-2016 and launched 202 documents, of which 117 fulfilled¬†the inclusion criteria (105 documentary investigations and 12 qualitative studies).
The¬†results indicate that boys, teenagers¬†and adults have been benefited and empowered by this literacy, many of them with low educational levels, in an economical
disadvantage situation or have been alienated or excluded socially and culturally.
The research concludes that the groups are vulnerable if only they stay¬†ignorant and that teach them to read and write empower them for the citizen life.
PhD Celia Camilli-Trujillo, from Centro Universitario¬†Villanueva,¬†Complutense University of Madrid¬†and¬†PhD Max R√∂mer-Pieretti, from¬†Camilo Jos√© Cela University of Madrid are the researchers responsible for this investigation.¬†Both are associate members of the Digital Vulnerability Activities program, PROVULDIG-CM, Ref: S2015/HUM-3434
PROVULDIG is a¬†network of researchers¬†working for three Universities located in Madrid: CEU San Pablo, Rey Juan Carlos University, and Complutense University of Madrid (CES Villanueva). They are working in studying the threats and challenges that Internet poses for a number of particularly vulnerable social groups, such as children, adolescents, young adults and the elderly.