The Italian Youth Panel was in Procida for four days of training

From 4 to 6 May, 40 young people between the ages of 14 and 18, from all over Italy, participated in training activities and debates at Palazzo D'Avalos in Procida. Read on for a recap of the main highlights.

Date 2023-05-22 Author Italian Safer Internet Centre Section awareness, youth Topic media literacy/education Audience children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and professionals
Group picture of the young people composing the youth panel in Procida

The panelist arrived in Procida on Thursday, May 4, and in the afternoon they participated in the first training meeting conducted by the experts of the Italian Safer Internet Centre.

On the first day

On the first day, the trainings by the Safer Internet Centre experts took place, as well as the presentation of activities and review of the ePolicy document.

Students and experts discussed the guidelines within the ePolicy document of schools. The goal is to give a voice to students, who are the recipients of the document, to equip schools with better indications than ever on how to talk in their classrooms about the risks associated with the internet. 

The Youth Panel was given the task of sharing and comparing their own views, and thanks to the training with the experts their goal was to provide advice to give to their peers, as well as parents and teachers. 

Young people (part of the Youth Panel) attending an expert webinar. Young people (part of the Youth Panel) attending an expert webinar.

The students then participated in the training activities organised by the Giffoni experts: “Pre-production: what is the script of a video and how to plan it”. 

During this training phase, young people watched examples, reflected on the meaning of writing the script of a video, and learned what steps to follow and questions to answer before starting to write a script:

  • Why making a video about the ePolicy document?
  • What do we want to achieve?
  • What are we going to discuss internally?
  • What key message do we want to say?
  • Which style and tone of voice do we want to use?
  • How to represent the characteristics of ePolicy and how its use can be good to kids, teachers, parents?
  • On which channels will the video be used and broadcasted?

Young people working on the script for the film Film equipment being set up ready to shoot the film.

On the second day

The second day focused on the writing of the script. The day started at 10:30 with an interactive ePolicy themed game. Then there was a plenary in which the young people were divided into three groups, each coordinated by an expert of the group contents. 

In each group there were exchanges, comparisons and ideas from which the three proposals for the
video spot to be realised were born.

In the plenary session, the final script was defined with dialogues and tasks were defined for the realisation of the video that was shot on the following day.

Young people discussing among themselves in a circle.

On the third day

The third day was dedicated to the shooting and production of the video, in which young people took care of being directors but also actors. Stay tuned to watch the final product soon!

The goal of the three days was to create a video in which young people could dialogue with other peers to build a better internet by combining the art of cinema with peer education.

Group picture of the Youth Panel at the venue of the training.

Find more information about the work of the Italian Safer Internet Centre, including their awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services – or find similar information for other Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe

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