On April the 12th, Cassinis Grade I Secondary School will host the MOIGE center to promote safe use of the web and counter bullying, which has increased by 10 percent, and cyber bullying, which has increased by 8 percent.
The Lombardy tour of "Young Ambassadors for Digital Citizenship Against Cyberbullying and Cyber Risk" will start from Milan, from Cassinis Secondary School I Grade, arriving at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April the 12th at the institute’s MOIGE mobile center. There will be 12 stops in Lombardy for the campaign that promotes safe use of the web and aims to combat bullying, which has increased by 10 percent, and cyber bullying, which has grown by 8 percent.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., five 50-minute training sessions on these issues will be held by Chiara Biancacci and Marta Barraco: two psychologists from MOIGE's anti-bullying task force.
In the afternoon, the mobile center and MOIGE experts will remain in the courtyard of the educational institution at the disposal of students, teachers, as well as all citizens, to answer questions and offer support and advice. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., a direct intervention will be held for parents at the school to inform them on how to help their children use the Internet safely, and raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying, teaching them to perceive even the small alarm bells in minors, whether they are victims or bullies.
According to the latest study conducted by MOIGE in collaboration with the Piepoli Institute, more than a half of minors in Italy (54 percent) have been bullied on the web or in person. This is a figure that has grown by as much as 10% in just 2 years. 10% of minors (+3%) have taken part in bullying incidents, 6% have used photos or videos to offend other people, and 53% (+15% compared to 2020) habitually tease one or more friends, saying that, however, he/she/they know he/she/they are doing it as a joke. When asked how peers behave when they witness bullying, only 34% answered "they help the victim”, a figure that was 44 percent in 2020.
Careless behaviors but also strong social network responsibilities, leading to superficial risk assessment and endangering our children.
"Young Ambassadors for Digital Citizenship against cyberbullying and cyber risk" is the campaign of MOIGE, supported by Enel Cuore Onlus, in collaboration with Polizia di Stato, Anci, national association of Italian municipalities, Un nodo blu of the Ministry of Education, CONI and Fondazione Cariplo, to make students more aware of the risks of the Internet, empower them, and stimulate teachers and parents to have a more active guiding and controlling role. In this seventh edition, 300 schools, about 75,000 pupils, more than 2,000 teachers and 150,000 parents nationwide are involved.