UNICEF Montenegro recently launched the findings from a nationally representative survey with a sample of 911 primary and secondary school teachers. The survey was conducted as part of the Digital Literacy for Every Child initiative organized by UNICEF and Telenor and follows an earlier survey conducted with children and parents in 2016 using the same methodology. The teachers’ survey is a response to initial findings that one in two parents want their children’s school to provide them with information on how best to support children’s digital and media literacy.
Montenegro is the first Global Kids Online country to produce comparable data on digital skills including children, parents, and teachers. A national survey conducted by Ipsos, supported by UNICEF and Telenor, found that almost all teachers (94%) in Montenegrin primary and secondary schools use the internet on a daily basis. Educators tend to have better digital skills than children and parents. While teachers agree that the use of technologies improves the quality of education, many struggle to integrate diverse ways of using digital media in the learning process.