// Thursday, 19. October 2023, 6 p.m., #3

Parents Evening 
via Live-Stream 

The new series "Digital Parents Evening" is intended to introduce parents, educators and all interested paries to topics related to digitalistation, digital literacy and the use of media.

Topic on Thursday, 25 January 2024, from 6 pm: PLEASE PAY ATTENTION! Behind the Likes - Insights into the world of social media. Speaker is Johannes Knierzinger - see below for more information.

If you are interested in the digital parents' evening, please register by sending an e-mail to innovation@mag.linz.at - we will then send you all the information. Note: The meetings will be recorded and made available at a later date.

The upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Thursday, 30 May 2024
  • Thursday, 27 June 2024
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Attend Online!

The online meeting (in German) starts on Thursday, 25 January 2024 at 6 pm. (Participation via browser or app possible)

Click on the button to take part in the MS Teams meeting. Note: We will record the live stream! You decide whether you activate the camera and show your real name in the meeting.


The topic of the 6th evening on Thursday, 29. February 2024, is:

Entrepreneurship Education

How can children and adolescents learn to shape the future?

To address challenges such as digitization, strengthening democracy, or climate change, confident and informed citizens are needed to advocate for a better future. People who implement ideas and shape their own lives and society with confidence. But how can we prepare children and adolescents for a world full of challenges? What do we need to provide them with so they can lead self-determined lives?

Entrepreneurship Education represents the junior program for the future shapers. The lecture will provide possible answers to these questions and examine the topic of Entrepreneurship Education from primary to secondary level II. In addition to an introduction and an overview of the current situation in Austria, the focus will be on concrete offerings (such as the Youth Entrepreneurship Week) and opportunities to get actively involved.

Speaker: Valentin Mayerhofer Valentin has experienced firsthand during his school years the life perspectives made possible through Entrepreneurship Education. After studying Entrepreneurship at the University of Liechtenstein, he has been the managing director and board member of the non-profit educational association IFTE #Entrepreneurship4Youth since 2018. In addition to coordinating numerous association activities, he is involved as a project manager in the successful implementation of initiatives such as Start Your Project, the Young Entrepreneurs Program, or the Youth Entrepreneurship Week.

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Those were the topics of the Digital Parents Evenings:


Topic of the first evening on Thursday, 22. June 2023 was:

Who owns the truth?
Artificial Intelligence in the school environment

Tools such as Chat GPT can generate human-like responses to text-based queries, causing a sense of wonder, excitement and fear among many users.

It is clear that the free availability of artificial intelligence can fundamentally change the daily lives of teachers and students

However, AI-enhanced learning and teaching also has risks. Artificial intelligence can be used for cheating or plagiarism, and chatbots occasionally provide false or misleading information.

What could be a suitable framework for integrating them into the classroom as a platform with added value?

The speakers on Thursday, 22. June 2023 were Christoph Kremer and Thomas Viehböck from the ARS Electronica Center Linz (Future Thinking School).

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DATE CHANGE - Due to illness, the Digital Parents' Evening on the topic of bullying will now take place on FRIDAY, 13. OCTOBER 2023 at 6 PM.

Offline or Online?
Bullying = Bullying!

Alía was removed from the class chat group and is being ignored, Rene's nude pictures are being forwarded and of Alex are being spreaded.

Is all of this already bullying? 

During the digital parents' evening, we will explore the question of what (online) bullying actually is and what impact it can have. Because only when we understand what bullying is can we take action against it.

Speaker: Katharina Maierl, MA - Bullying and Violence Prevention Trainer at KiJA Upper Austria and Safer Internet Trainer.

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Topic of the third evening on Thursday, 19. October 2023 is:

Data protection
How private is the internet?
Data protection 101 for parents and their children

On the internet, children and young people quickly come across technologies (and business models) that are designed to collect and store information about them.
business models) that are designed to collect, store and exploit information about them. But how can they judge whether everything is above board or whether they are taking a risk by revealing something about themselves?
This is where data protection helps, because it gives those whose information is digitally processed various rights.
These rights make it possible to influence what happens what happens to their own information.

In order for children and adolescents to use the internet responsibly and autonomously, it is important that they also know and can exercise their (data protection) rights. We will discuss what parents should know about data protection to support their children in this regard during the digital parents' evening.

Speaker on Thursday, October 19, 2023: Raphael Albert, Data Protection Consultant and Certified Data Protection Officer.

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Topic of the 4. evening on Thursday, 30. November 2023 will be:

Online Career Guidance
in the world of adolescents

At the end of compulsory education, adolescents are confronted with a multitude of options for their further educational path and often feel left on their own when making this decision.Since they now spend a significant portion of their free time in the digital world, it is important to support them there with an easily accessible educational and career counseling offering. Michael Kass-Buchberger, a secondary school teacher in Linz and the founder of PATHfindr (a social startup offering guidance), shares how educators, parents, and young people can utilize the digitization of career guidance as an opportunity.

Speaker on Thursday, 30. November 2023: Michael Kass-Buchberger, Founder & CEO of PATHfindr GmbH

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The topic of the 5th evening on Thursday, 25 January 2024 is:

Attention please!

Behind the likes - insights into the world of social media. . 

Attention - how can we so easily waste something that is so hard to get? The Digital Parents' Evening will explore the question of how the social media services that capture our attention every day actually work. What technologies and tricks are behind these applications? And last but not least, what sophisticated business models are causing us to lose ourselves in the digital worlds? The aim of the lecture is to give you a deeper understanding of the complex mechanisms of the social media world. We will take a critical look at the challenges, but also the opportunities that this digital landscape brings for parents, young people and society as a whole.

Speaker: Johannes Knierzinger - After more than 15 years in the media industry, he switched to the education sector and founded t Medien.Start, a project that connects schools and media. His speciality is research into the functionality of media, the business models that drive them and the increasingly important research into decision-making using algorithms. After working for national and international media companies, he now works as a teacher for basic digital education and for the Upper Austrian Education Directorate and the European Commission.

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