Last Friday, the CSCD trainers - Diana Georgieva and Nancy Borisova presented the NEMO manual to sixth graders and teachers from Maths and Science High School in Montana within the first information day of the NEMO project.

The topics of internet safety, fake news and digital identity sparked heated discussions among young people. It turns out that many of them are not very cautious about their user behavior on social networks, although they are confident that they are aware of the online dangers.

Most of them are not Facebook users - TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat are preferred.

Students do not read any text content online, the emphasis is on video content and they themselves share that they are familiar with fake videos and photos, because they themselves can make such.

However, it turns out that too often they do not read the privacy policy and do not consult parents or teachers in situations that cast doubt, but shared that NEMO training is useful to supplement their knowledge. They themselves expressed the need to share about the topics that excite them in the new online world, including cases where they themselves are victims of harassment or discrimination online. That is why they discussed all the questions very enthusiastic.

According to teachers and school psychologists, students' reactions are normal because in the NEMO handbook we raise issues that concern them. However, teachers acknowledge that all too often it is difficult for them to 'catch up' with children's knowledge of new technologies and to protect them. Their experience shows that working on these topics is a challenge, but this should not stop us from discussing them, as it is becoming increasingly clear that adults do not know what teenagers do on the Internet, do not know their role models and do not know how they present themselves.

Within the framework of the project, more information days will be held and more teachers and students will be introduced to the topics of online discrimination, fake news and internet safety.