“Digital addictions 1.0”

22th to 30th September of 2020

Villablanca – Huelva – Spain

Youth Exchange

 

 

Summary

This youth exchange will take place between 20 to 28 of September 2020 in the village of Villablanca (Andalucia) where 35 young people, most of them with fewer opportunities, coming from Turkey, Norway, Cyprus, Romania, Italy and Spain. New technologies have caused a revolution in recent years, and we are currently facing a society with access to a large amount of data that has increased its digital capabilities in terms of information, communication, problem solving and use of software for content manipulation. We have gone from seeing to use, and from being only consumers of digital content to being consumer-producers (prosumers). The digital content has penetrated quickly and decisively in our lives, helped by the use of multiple types of devices, with tablets and smartphones that are the most relevant in their consumption in recent years. One of the great problems of pathological gambling, recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization
(WHO), lies in the lack of external symptoms. Immediately we realize that someone has a problem with alcohol or drugs, but the addiction to the game, video games or the Social Networks takes much longer to be detected. The easyness of access to loans and microloans, often “disguised” with wild interests in lowercase letters, ends up complicating the situation, although it is also possible to develop the game without money in the middle. Through this exchange, we will try to distinguish between an irresponsible use and a “addicative behaviour”.
Since the latter responds to the same parameters as addictions to substances: it needs more and more consumption to obtain satisfaction, aggression in abstinence, alteration of sleep and eating habits, isolation and loss of family, professional and educational life . We will also elaborate a complete guide. of techniques, resources and addiction prevention dynamics aimed to protect our young people from the digital addictions of the future.

The language of the project will be English.

Working Methods
Our Youth Exchange will be non-formal learning. It means that learning is based on your experience, your motivation and your needs. During the exchange, non-formal education methods and methods that assure balance between theory and practice will be used such as presentations, group works, workshops, games, role plays, exercises etc

 

More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 4 Participants  18+  years old + 1 Team leader
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered from the project and the traveling cost up to 530 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form

*Only Short Listed Candidates will be notified