Bamber Delver is seen as one of the Dutch authorities on media literacy. In fact, he was the very first Dutch man talking and writing about youth & internet. He started in 2000, when there was hardly ...
Bamber Delver is seen as one of the Dutch authorities on media literacy. In fact, he was the very first Dutch man talking and writing about youth & internet. He started in 2000, when there was hardly a kid connected in the Netherlands. Bamber predicted the fast developments while talking with kids and listened to their needs and wishes considering media. According to him the only reason why kids did nót use new media was when mediatechnology didn’t evolve quick enough.
Bamber is author of several publications and books on media literacy topics, such as digital bullying, advertising, safe internet, transmedia storytelling and sexualization of media. His last book ‘The Wifi Generation’ about children on the mobile internet, was published in November 2009. He is a respected speaker at international congresses and debates, is involved in different governmental think tanks, and is columnist in different print media.
In 2006 Bamber Delver founded the Dutch Academy for Media & Society, a highly respected educational institute for media literacy trainings and workshops for professionals. In 2007 Bamber Delver developed the highly successful post graduate National MediaCoach Training for teachers, librarians and youth workers.
Bamber Delver is an influencial force in his country when it comes to youth and media. His ideas are followed massively. In 2006 Dutch ict & education Kennisnet decided to launche Bamber's material on a Safe Internet Certificate for primary schools on a national level. In 2007 a nationwide campaign for parents about cyberbullying was launched by SIRE. In 2008 Dutch parliament decided to arrange a special treatment for 'happy slappers', members of parliament asked Bamber for his response on this. In 2009 and 2010 Dutch police were trained by him on the subject youth & mobile media.