Childhood and digital safety: current challenges and the SOPHIE method


8 April 2024


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In recent years, technologies have taken on an increasingly central role in social life, especially in adolescence. These tools have become indispensable for children and young people, offering means of communication, access to information, study, creativity and social participation. The 2018 Censis survey revealed that only 27% of young people interviewed connect to the Internet via PC, confirming the dominance of the smartphone as the main internet access device for young people (Save The Children, 2023).

In a digital world where children and teenagers find themselves using platforms that are not always designed for them, they expose themselves to significant risks: between the ages of 11 and 13, cases of cyberbullying are on the rise.

The challenge, however, is not just about social media. Many schools find themselves unprepared to deal with these phenomena, while the student population’s knowledge of prevention tools is equally poor: only 18% of them know which figure to refer to in cases of bullying and cyberbullying in their school, while the 51% have never heard of it. (Save The Children, 2023).

To face these challenges, the SOPHIE project promotes a revolutionary approach to education, based on the reduction of early school leaving and on an ever-increasing digital inclusion, resilience and safety in the school community.

Through an inclusive and collaborative approach involving teachers, educators and families, SOPHIE is committed to providing guidelines, tools and targeted strategies to address the challenges of online learning safely and effectively.

SOPHIE represents a step forward in digital education, ensuring that no one is left behind and that everyone has the opportunity to learn in a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment.

Help create safer online environments.

How? Participate in the discussion on digital security and measures to combat cyberbullying and addiction to electronic devices.

We look forward to see you on

Monday April 8th, 2024 at 3.30 pm

at Istituto Comprensivo Cassarà-Guida.

It’s a free and open meeting for students, teachers and families who wish to create a more inclusive school that is attentive to everyone’s needs.


SOPHIE – Safe and Inclusive Online Learning in Primary Education is a project funded by the Erasmus+ program: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of school education.


For further information

Read about SOPHIE and visit the website.

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