The DigiPro project focuses on the challenges of the digital world - cyberbullying and hate speech online. According to data from the INE (National Instutue of Statistics in Spain) (2006), the use of ICT by children in our country is already 95%. A study carried out in Spain by Save The Children, in 2016, states that 6.9% of students between 9 and 16 years old say that they have suffered cyberbullying at some point. According to surveys conducted by UNICEF in 2017, the figure rises to 12%.
Teachers don’t tend to intervene with their students' online activity and are more restrictive than proactive. They often complain about the lack of collaboration of families in specifying rules and values; at the same time parents complain about the lack of educational projects that could support parenting in this area.
The project wants to rethink the chain "children/parents/teachers" from the point of view of an educational community, where everyone, even the youngest members, has a positive role to play. Thus, the aim is to reduce hate speech and cyber-bullying through the development of digital and media competences, as well as to develop and transmit common EU values, principles of unity and acceptance of diversity, encouraging the development of intercultural competences, critical thinking and media literacy.
The project will involve activities at the European level and exchanges between partners to ensure a real European dimension. Each activity will take into consideration the specific nationality of the theme and the expertise of the partner. Through transnational exchanges, partners from participating countries will have the opportunity to learn about what has worked in other contexts. The collaboration between practitioners from different countries will result in a multi-faceted overview, pooling perspectives from different European contexts.