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Osservatorio Giovani Editori

TIM and OPGE for Technology Digital Literacy

Ongoing 5th edition of the project involving 2766 classes this year.

04/17/2024 - 05:15 PM

The collaboration between Osservatorio Permanente Giovani Editori and TIM continues to foster digital citizenship among the younger generations. In fact, the "Technology Digital Literacy" project is now in its fifth edition. The project is aimed at secondary schools enrolled in the "Il Quotidiano in Classe" initiative, the Observatory's historic project designed to guide girls and boys in the development of a critical awareness, with the aim of combining a media literacy course with a digital literacy course.

The boys and girls involved have already grown up in a digital society but often lack the right skills to use all the tools available to them correctly. The course is developed through a few main steps: teacher training, classroom lessons, webinars and a qualitative-quantitative survey conducted by Eumetra.

Fifteen subject areas are chosen each year, which are then translated into as many lessons, with the aim of focusing attention on the thinking and processing process required for a constructive approach to the digital world.

For the 2023/2024 school year, the topics covered, and contained in the Workbook to be used in class, are: phishing, fake news, trolls and haters, clickbaiting, catfishing, revenge porn, shitstorm, digital identity theft, data theft, online stalking, computer viruses, information overload, internet gaming disorders, online shopping addiction, binge watching.

The pathway also includes the Teacher's Handbook, sent to all project coordinating teachers, which for the current school year addresses the topic 'How innovation can help achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' and is divided into the following topics:

  • Health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Clean and affordable energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Enterprise, innovation and infrastructure
  • Reducing inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production.

It is important to guide the new generations towards a conscious use of new technologies by providing them with tools that are renewed every year in line with industry trends and new labour market requirements. This is why TIM and the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori (Permanent Observatory for Young People and Publishers) are collaborating to offer their experience and expertise to support schools.