COVID-19 needs to be addressed
Manifesto of 10 Positive Attitudes is an e-Service-Learning project to address bullying and cyberbullying among youth, a problem that has become more severe during the COVID-19 pandemic as social media have become the main channel for relationships.
Institution: LUMSA University of Rome
# of students: 4
Person in charge: Irene Culcasi
Interaction with beneficiaries: Virtual
Academic Degree: Undergraduate
Discipline(s): Communication, Marketing and Digital Media | Psychology | Education
Community Service Area & ODS: Good health and well-being | Reducing inequalities | Quality Education
Manifesto of 10 Positive Attitudes is an interdisciplinary e-Service-Learning project (extreme type) carried out by 4 students from different degree courses: 2 from Education, 1 from Psychology of Work and Human Resources and 1 from Science of Business Communication, Marketing and Digital Media. The objective of the project was to raise awareness among young people about bullying and cyberbullying in order to prevent it.
Thus, the students carried out an Advocacy SL project that led to the creation of a Manifesto of 10 positive attitudes:
1. Respect others
2. Think before acting
3. Engage others
4. Dialogue and Talk
5. Don’t isolate yourself
7. React consciously
8. Say no to violence
9. Don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want done to you
10. Make good use of social media
The 10 attitudes were posted on the social Instagram page @Io come te (I’m like you https://www.eoslhe.eu/im-like-you/) born from another e-SL project during the first lockdown from the work of 3 psychology students (still going on after graduation).
The students also did interviews with victims of bullying and cyberbullying, activated a dialogue with the web community.
Students worked in an interdisciplinary team for an academic semester and participated in structured online reflection sessions with faculty. The project allowed them to explore study topics, link theory and practice, and develop soft skills, such as teamwork and problem-solving.