"#Iocliccopositivo" - Carolina Foundation - € 50,000
The UniCredit Foundation supported the new edition of the "#iocliccopositivo" project, providing educational support for school groups faced with problems of digital bullying
The UniCredit Foundation supported the "#iocliccopositivo" project, conceived by Cooperativa Pepita and adapted for the 2020/2021 school year by the partner Carolina Foundation, which redesigned its activities based on the educational emergency caused by the pandemic.
The current edition sees interventions based on need, i.e. it is a program of support activities and digital education paths for secondary school groups affected by episodes of digital violence and situations of bullying / cyberbullying, sexting and online crime, especially during the remote learning periods. By the first quarter of the school year, the Foundation had already taken on 58 school classes from various Italian cities, putting in place mixed mode (in presence where possible and remotely during lockdowns) psycho-relational support sessions for victims, rehabilitation and reintegration programs for aggressors, offering egal advice for families and initiatives to raise awareness and promote active responsibility for both school groups of teen bystanders, and for educating communities of relevant adults (parents, guardians, teachers, school staff).
The initiative involved up to 4,000 students from lower and upper high schools in Milan, Como, Sondrio, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Parma, Udine, Padua, Prato, Perugia, Rome, Rieti, Salerno, Lecce, Bari, Catanzaro, Catania and Sassari, beneficiaries of the intervention and the support of the Foundation. The programs implemented by the project, in addition to having the goal of promoting the safety and awareness of adolescents on the internet, aim to establish / restore a climate of harmony in groups, mitigating media pressure, aiming to reconcile parties and leverage on the importance of mutual respect and the value of active citizenship, including in the digital environment.
The Partner - Carolina Non-Profit Foundation
Carolina Non-Profit Foundation takes up the challenge of Paolo Picchio, Carolina's father, the first recognized victim of cyberbullying, who took her own life in January 2013. The Foundation was established with the aim of creating a future where the internet is a safe environment for children and adolescents, involving all the parties who have
joint responsibility for the growth of children and their conscious development. In phases 1 and 2 of the pandemic management, there were over 1,000
reports of offenses, violence and bullying on the Internet, in particular on remote learning platforms, which were taken on by the Foundation. Hence,
the Ministry of Education, in a memorandum of understanding, formally recognized the Carolina Foundation emergency response team, RE.TE. -
REscue TEam, as authorized to support the victims of digital violence, re-educate aggressors and engage bystanders