This project has 8 partner schools: Cyprus (our school – coordinator), Poland, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Slovenia and Finland.
The main objectives of our project are:
- Inform students, teachers, parents of potential consequences, dangers and legality of sexting.
- Educate students about cyber-bullying and possible ways to combat it.
- Explore the topic of online reputation and its potential future consequences socially and in the workplace.
- Perform a statistical analysis amongst member-countries concerning the ownership and use of smart-phones amongst students.
The Project starts in September 2012 and ends in August 2014.
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Our first topic in the project is Cyber bullying. Many young people are being victimised on a daily basis by bullies in school or online and with often devastating effects on the victim and the bully getting away with it. The aim of the project is to raise awareness among all involved. One must learn to protect themselves from being victimized and teachers and parents must be informed to help you help yourself. Or if you are a victim, what can you do to stop it once and for all.
A relatively new word in the modern dictionary and unfortunately not too many people are aware of the meaning. However, a surprisingly large number of people are actually involved with it. What may appear to us as perhaps being “flirtatious”, Sexting can become a dangerous game if its contents falls into the wrong hands. Our aim is to make sure everyone is aware of the legal consequences as well as the psychological effects when this game goes a step too far.
Many universities and employers are using powerful search engines to look at your past – so you better be careful what you put on Social Media Networks. Future opportunities in your life, such as entrance to a good university or a great job opportunity may be spoiled due to your online reputation. Remember that your Online Reputation is like a tattoo – it is for life!
What used to be an expensive tool for the modern day businessman has now become the next generation in telephones – and much more! Instant access to everything is no longer a prerogative of the adult – but rather the adolescents’ need. What are the effects it has on school work, cheating, and stress levels are all looked at in the final part of the project.