In order to navigate safely on roads, you are required to pass driving exams and have a driver’s license. If you want to go surfing, it’s advised that you take some classes before. How come there isn’t a similar practice when it comes to using the Internet?
If you are reading this, odds are that you have some form of basic internet access. The Internet is a powerful tool that helps connect our world in ways never imagined before. It enables us to do amazing things, but at the same time, we are being exposed to more dangers than we think. You probably have heard of computer viruses or email phishing, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
During this training, we want to analyse how we expose ourselves and the risks we take every time we do something on the Internet. We will talk about the importance of privacy, both in the online and offline world. We will also discuss the impact of the Internet on our mental health and well being. Our goal with this training is to give you the tools and experience to better understand how certain aspects of the Internet work and affect our lives. We want you to feel more confident in your ability to recognise the dangers around the use of the Internet and how to protect yourself from them.
This project will bring together 35 people from five different countries – Estonia, Greece, Slovakia, Spain and Serbia. This will help us create a unique non-formal learning environment where you can comfortably share thoughts and ideas with other like-minded people. In addition to all of the learning activities, there will be other elements in the program that will help you make new friends and create memories for life. Come, take a leap of faith and experience something new. Many of the skills and contacts that are acquired during this event will be useful in other aspects of your life!
Please note that this is not a Youth Exchange but a Training Course. Training courses are more serious programs that are meant to improve the competencies of people that are connected to the youth sector (e.g. Youth Worker, Teacher, etc). Even if you are not a youth worker by profession, you should still apply as we are also looking for potential newcomers who wish to become more involved in youth work. Despite the more serious nature of the event, it will still be a fun and ideal opportunity to meet new people.