This two year project, develops a scheme of work and a set of teaching and training resources covering both the benefits and dangers of social media. The target age group is the Secondary sector, where there is usually an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) curriculum which covers the technical and practical uses of ICT, but there is a shortfall in the coverage of social media – it is this shortfall that this project aims to address.

The  European  Commission has  made  promoting  safer  use  of  the  internet a priority for young people and called    for    improvements    in    critical thinking, media literacy and developing the skills necessary for ‘cyber hygiene’.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Analyse  and  share existing  strategies and  resources  for  dealing  with  social media
  • Identify common areas of strength and priorities for development
  • Develop   a   structure   for   the   work schemes  and  a set  of training  materials and   sample   lesson   plans,   based   on needs, covering:
    • types of social media and their use by young people
    • communication benefits including language learning
    • dangers of social media
    • social media as a news source
    • online safety and school policy
  • Pilot,  test,  evaluate  and  refine  the schemes of work and training resources in schools in 5 countries
  • Produce  a  report  on  the  outcomes, sets of case studies and recommendations    for    school    policy including a model school policy 
  • Disseminate the outcomes widely

Erasmus+ Project ID : 2020 – 1 – UK01 – KA201 – 078830