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Safe on the Web

Children and youth Completed
2015-03-01 - 2016-04-30
296 216,25 PLN
266 537,93 PLN
Project description
Children and youth acquire digital skills much more quickly than other age groups (CBOS 2012). In 2013, over 90 per cent of students were Internet users. Since 2015, 95 per cent of households in the Lublin Province have obtained access to broadband networks. This means more people are online and more people do not understand the dynamics of the digital world.
Young people claim to be aware of online risks but research conducted by the Foundation suggests that the awareness is limited to risks that are highlighted by media, i.e. sexual assault, pornography and demoralisation. Young people find it more challenging to appreciate risks related to harassment, hate speech and aggression. Nearly 70 per cent members of Youth Developemnt Groups supported by the Foundation have experienced cyber-violence and 40 per cent have been victimised.
The project aimed at supporting youth experiencing online violence and delivering knowledge and education tools focused on combatting cyber-violence and helping victims.
The project provided social and mental support to 64 young people aged 13-18 who directly or indirectly experienced online aggression. Moreover, project participants reduced the time they spent online by 20 per cent.
During the project, youth attended workshops on online security. One-on-one psychosocial counseling was provided. Topical lectures were delivered and a conference was held; a publication was released about delivering education activities about secure, informed and responsible use of the Internet and containing a Safe Internet User Calendar.
Project beneficiaries included youth aged 13-18 in middle and secondary schools in the Lublin Province.
Experts seconded by the project partner, Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune from Norway, developed innovative tools and methods of online security education.
We use the grant for capacity building