Because of the digitalization of almost all areas of life, more and more people, especially children and adolescents, are moving daily and naturally towards digital social spaces. The social, social and political processes in the real and virtual world permeate and influence each other. Public discussion about this ranges in the tension between fear and suspicion about the excessive technification of man and the idealization of increased comfort.
There is often a gap between generations: for young people there are many conveniences, but there are also obvious social changes that have occurred because of technical progress. The generation of parents and grandparents, on the other hand, observes this development with concern and has the feeling that they are partially excluded from the social world, which plays in digital form and often reacts with perplexity and rejection. Parents react to the virtual social life of their children without understanding and impotence, often without reflecting on their own use of social networks. Parents often lack the understanding that relationships between adolescents and children today are often digital (for example, on social networks). The technical development has surpassed that of the educational culture.
The DIGIRE project is aimed at raising awareness and educating parents, grandparents and young people during the irruption of the digital age.
The results of the research carried out by the partners in the DIGIRE project have been published in EPALE.
The final meeting of the project just ended. Due to the corona crisis, we had to conduct it virtually instead of meeting in #Warsaw at Fundacja Autokreacja.
We have held the second meeting of the DIGIRE project in Granada on 8 and 9 April
We have completed one of the phases of analysis of questionnaires on the use of new communication methods to the detriment of face-to-face forms. They have been very interesting debates and, also, some time to enjoy our beautiful city.