Report about prevention of violence
Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.
Cyber-bullying has become a major concern for parents and teachers. Safe Social Media, a project of Rome-based InterMedia Consulting, has taken up the challenge of designing an educational programme to prevent violence in social communication. In this interview with MercatorNet, project manager Reynaldo Rivera talks about the research surrounding a trial run of the Safe Social Media programme amongst high school students in italy and Spain. A profile of the adolescent who is safest in the sometimes feral world of social networking emerges.
In this project InterMedia recommended the CRC as one of the main "tools" for the prevention of violence. The Stop Violence on Social Media EU Project Partners present the results of the scientific study and the educational programme implemented in Italy and Spain to reduce the consumption and impact of violence among young people, especially in and through the social media.
Social Media Safe offers a database to support the implementation of evidence-based social intervention, which may prove effective in the short term as well as the long term (as it has in other areas such as business management and public health). The main topics covered include the dangers and opportunities of social media, with particular attention to the various forms of media violence and its impact on adolescents.
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Empowering teenagers for a safer usage of Social Media in the family and in the schools.
The project began last February with the kick-off meeting at the headquarters of Davide.it in Venaria Reale (Turin, ITALIA). The project aims to provide an "education system" for proper use of Social Media by teenagers in schools.
The project aims to promote the rights of teenagers through a training program in the use of the media. The project wants to educate, not only teens but also parents and educators. At the end of the program the results will be assessed through a research. The project will develop "Safe Social Media" during the next two years in various phases.
In this first workstream we have the following objectives:
InterMedia and the other partners want to thank you for your interest. Suggestions of content and best practices are very welcome for testing and setting up an "Educational System " in order to provide applicable training materials in 50 schools in Italy and Spain next year.
If you have interesting materials and you want to collaborate with the project, send your suggestions to email@example.com