6.2 Meeting with students 2


90 minutes


  • Inform the students about the on-going project
  • Help students to realize how little they actually know about the web
  • Help students to think about the consequences of their on-line behavior
  • Inform students about “Cyber-bullying” and how we expect to face it through this project
Program Time Details
The project 10 min What is this European project about?
Which other countries are working together with us?
Introduction: what is the Internet? 15 min Question and interaction to warm up:

  • Is the Internet virtual or real?
  • Do we really know what the internet is?

(What is the “Internet”? When was the Internet born? How can the information “run” to the other part of the world in less than a second?…)

  • Is the internet good or bad?

(What are the best use and the worse?)

Conclusion and message:

The Internet is not virtual at all… it is the biggest communication network ever existed, based on a huge number of infrastructures (servers, fiber-optic cables, ocean cables, antennas…) and services companies with thousands of employees and billions of real people connected to it.
It represents the biggest archive of information ever and is constantly growing.

Good or bad? It can be both very good and very bad… it’s up to us, and the way we choose to use it. We all are responsible for making it a better and useful place.

Overview of the main “web-safety” issues 20 min Question to kids

  • What behaviors can be risky on the Internet?

Presentation (each topic may be associated with a catchy image and a keyword)

  • Virus
  • Privacy (image of the “social toilet”)
  • Personal data exposure (image of tooth-brush-passwords)
  • Masquerading (Do we know who is behind?)
  • Insulting and hate speech
  • Addiction
  • Outing (diffusion of embarrassing information and photos)

Conclusion with interaction and message:

  • Why do we take risks on the web?

(because we don’t know the consequences because we feel smarter because we follow the “crowd”, or the fashion of the moment, lack of EMPATHY…)

Cyberbullying 20 min Presentation of the topic

  • What is cyber-bullying?
  • What is the difference between traditional bullying? (why can the consequences be much worse)
  • How to protect ourselves
  • How to react (the role of the victim and of the group)
  • Examples (raising of empathy)

Conclusion and message:

Cyber-bullying is not a game. It can happen to anyone. Everyone is responsible for stopping / reporting it to reduce the damages. Empathy is a key point: if we put ourselves in the victims´ shoes than we can understand there is no excuse not to act against it.

Conclusions 15 min What we can do together:

  • The mediation club, soon to be active in school: a team of students who will be trained to support their classmates to solve conflicts non-violently by offering a mediation which enables students to find fair solutions in case of conflict.

(suggest not to mention NBA approach in this context since this is more useful for Teachers and Parents)

  • Promote a better climate in school
  • Promote a positive use of the web
  • Become a positive “digital-community”
Conclusions 10 min

  • Discussion of activity calendar
  • Question & answer time