The museum is housed in what was originally the old Bourbon workshop "Officine di Pietrarsa", founded in 1840 at the command of Ferdinand II of Bourbon, where steam machines for ships and boilers for locomotives were built. Just like the railway was a technological revolution that has connected people faster in in the 1800s, the internet plays a role in bringing people closer together – but we need to learn how to use it in the best way.
The event was livestreamed on Facebook, via the official page of the Ministry of Education, and therefore was viewed 20,797 times, and shared 111 times.
During the day, two different activities were organised. First, an institutional event was held, with the participation of the Minister of Education, the Italian Ombudsman for Childhood and Adolescence, the Italian Police of Communications, decision makers and politicians. During this event, students and institutional representatives had the opportunity to discuss how we can act to promote a better use of the internet. Moreover, the winning school of the competition launched in October 2019 was proclaimed. The competition required participants to create a video on the topic of safe use of the internet.
Speakers discussed the latest data collected through the survey carried out by the Italian SIC.
After this, the SIC ran an educational event for students with experts and influencers. This section explored many aspects of digital and media literacy: from the basics, to how young people engage with different media, to issues they may encounter, educational games helping to become "media smart", and so on.
The Minister launched a country-wide call to action, asking schools, teachers, children, institutions and other organisations to upload their resources and activities on generazioniconnesse.it.
The photos of the event can be watched on Flickr.
Besides, the Italian SIC launched a new communication campaign called #WeAreFearless, in the framework of which they have created four videos targeted to young people, parents and teachers, that each represent a different internet issue.
We Are Fearless - Chapter One - @Cristiana
We Are Fearless - Chapter Two - @Roby
We Are Fearless - Chapter Three - @Alex
For more information about Safer Internet Day activities in Italy, visit the Italian Safer Internet Centre's Safer Internet Day profile page.
Find out more information about the work of the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.