Training of Parents in the Fight Against Cyberbullying
In March 2010, the EU created the EU 2020 Strategy, aiming at EU’s recovery from the crisis and developing the EU economy in the decade ahead. In the Digital Agenda, it is one of the 7 milestones of the EU 2020 Strategy. Its aim is to ensure that ICT is a key player in achieving the EU’s 2020 goals.The development of ICT has created a new area of learning and security. The distinction between the real and the virtual environment,the use of the digital environment of adults and children, and the discussion of their obstacles have recently become an important issue.More secure internet for children,discussions and research on the topic continues to take place among the most popular subjects. Recently, more and more European children use online services through tablets, mobile phones and game consoles. More than 50% of 13-16 year olds are connected to the internet from their bedrooms and more than half of the children aged 9-16 have a social network profile.From digital games to social media, there are some events that cause children’s deaths.A survey by EU Kids Online since 2010 revealed that one in five children were exposed to cyber bullying and according to children that cyberbullying is one of the most harmful risks associated with the Internet. The CB4PARENTS project, which is attended by 7 partners from UK,TR, MT, SI, ES, and PT countries, aims to improve the education methods of parents.This project will serve at the same time to disseminate the fight against cyberbullying across Europe. The target group of the project is the parents who are living EU.
The main objectives of the project are;
-To raise awareness of educators,parents,children and young people about cyber bullying,secure use internet and impact of virtual reality on health,habits and social skills
-To carry out and produce innovative educational models on Digital Literacy and ICT Security which can increase the effectiveness of parents in the fight against cyber bullying
-To strengthen knowledge and network among partners and stakeholders to force against cyber crime in the EU and thus help to protect European citizens from online crimes (child sexual abuse, pornographic and sexual objects,the ethnic origin of the victim, religion,sex,sexuality,sharing the personal data of the individuals with others, etc.)
-Establish cooperation between European institutions working in the field of adults education and free of national differences,included into literature,developing with ICT,and increasing the digital literacy of parents and providing ICT security education In the project cycle, Common Curriculum(IO1), Digital Training Materials (IO2), e-Learning
Portal (IO3) outputs will be developed.
Project Management Methodology:
The management of the project will base its communication, collaboration and close working at every stage and activity of the project. For this reason,experienced managers and administrative staff will work on the project. Internal evaluation and audit processes, including internal meetings to be organized by each partner during the project, individual meetings with project staff, notes, e-mails and other forms of communication will be shared. Other forms of communication during the project will also be implemented as part of project management and implementation. The expected impacts of the project as a guide to the Cyberbullying Struggle policies;
• Developping digital talents of parents who is in EU member countries.
• Increasing the capacity of civil society organization which is working in adult education
• Developping the cooperation between civil society organization, public and private sector
• EU member countries will have the chance of sharing good examples on the digital
• Parents living in rural areas with limited income will access to educational content easily
and in an economical way
• Going to contribute to fight against cyberbullying policies.
*Project will be announced to public via an introductory meeting.Branding, Logo designing
and visibility items will be prepared
*Informations, visuals, results about project will be shared on web pages serving in the field
of adult education
*Our international partners are going to share information about project on their own web
pages and social media accounts
*Web page of the project will serve in English, Spanish, Slovenian, Turkish and Portuguese
languages in order to reach a large mass group of people.Our partners are responsible of
educational materials created during project, and also translations of reports and articles and
publishment of project outputs.