Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca celebrates this Safer Internet Day by raising awareness on cyber-bullying

11 February, 2014.

Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca, in the framework of the EAN – European Antibullying Network Project, has organized a Video-Forum for celebrating the Safer Internet Day (SID) in order to promote a more responsible use of the online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people. “Let’s create a better internet together” was the slogan of the forum, expressly dedicated to prevent the cyber-bullying. The forum was addressed to students, teachers educators and staff of the high schools.

The wide participation of the above mentioned target groups was characterized by a very deep interest in the topic.

Fabrizio Boldrini, director of Centro Studi Villa Montesca, and Giuseppe Serafini, expert in the Internet data protection and in the correct use of the ICTs, gave information about how to properly use the web with the aim to build a new digital citizenship: they introduced some evidence-based approaches to exercise a better use of internet and they gave some tips about how to recognize and address cyber bullying before it gets out of hand.

Local and regional newspapers have published the event and a TV special will be broadcasted in the regional TV next week.