Digital youth (in senior age)

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Date(s) - 01/02/2024 - 31/12/2024
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Project type Žiadne Kategórie

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Digital youth (in senior age) is a project focused on the digitization of seniors who are not completely at home in it (i.e. digital youth) and are vulnerable on the Internet. A facilitated series of workshops on a regular basis (1x per month in each facility = 5 workshops per month) in CSS, retirement homes and day care centers will step by step lead to reasonable use, use for a higher quality of life, critical thinking, fraud avoidance, but also leisure activities (e.g. meaningful games, watching documents, reading the news and verifying its veracity), or online courses. We will show them applications that will make their lives easier or sites where they can legally read books and watch movies.

In our organization, we perceive that the quality of people at this age is important, and digital skills can help with that, and if prudence, critical thinking and fun are added, it will result in nice, meaningful moments. The seniors with whom we will work are often also socially disadvantaged, since, as you will see later, the facilities either fall under charity or are social service centers. After email and telephone communication with these devices, we found that many clients have access to a mobile phone/laptop/tablet, either their personal or in some cases to the digital device of the given home, but the employees of these homes do not have the capacity to attend to clients in this area despite this that they perceive this need on the part of seniors.

Objectives of the project:
no. 1: Engage around 50 seniors from homes in a series of workshops that will strengthen their digital skills, critical thinking, …
no. 2: Improve the quality of life of around 50 seniors from homes through a series of workshops that will improve their digital skills, critical thinking and empower them
leisure and education.
no. 3: Reduce misinformation among seniors through a series of workshops that will show them how to verify information and what are the signs of trustworthy sites and articles.
no. 4: Prevent seniors from being robbed (within the digital world) of their homes by giving them a series of workshops.
no. 5: Find and train at least 1 volunteer for each of these houses/facilities to continue our role with our help even after the project ends.